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Othman Moqbel is a British non-profit executive. Since 2010 he has been CEO of Human Appeal, a UK-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that has provided humanitarian assistance to over twenty countries over the last quarter century. Under his leadership, Human Appeal has grown from a small charity to become one of the UK’s largest Muslim charities. He is also treasurer and a trustee of the Muslim Charities Forum, of which Human Appeal is a member. In 2017, Othman Moqbel was nominated for the BOND Humanitarian Award.


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Education and early career

Moqbel earned his BA and MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Jordan (Amman) and holds a diploma in Muslim Chaplaincy from the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (Leicester). He previously served as a Muslim faith adviser to the University of Nottingham.

Prior to his work with Human Appeal, he worked as a project manager for another charity, Muslim Hands. He has also served as president of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies in the UK and Ireland (FOSIS), and as a facilitator for youth leadership and development courses with the Muslim Student Trust.

Human Appeal

Othman Moqbel is the CEO of the long-standing UK based NGO, Human Appeal. Since joining the organisation in 2010, Othman has increased the charity’s reach both internally, establishing new programmes in the UK, and externally, working in 25 countries worldwide. Projects now span across 24 countries worldwide and have seen a drastic increase in beneficiaries as well as long term sustainable development programmes. Most recently, Othman Moqbel and Human Appeal launched an appeal for the victims of the Manchester attack. Moqbel emphasises that no matter what background, faith, religion, ethnicity – everybody must stand united against anyone who wants to divide people.

In 2013 Human Appeal were awarded the International Charity Award at the Global Peace & Unity Festival, followed by being named “Charity of the Year” at the 2017 British Muslim Awards for their outstanding achievements and contribution to British society.

Allegations and libel damages

In 2013 the Jewish Chronicle, the largest Jewish newspaper in the United Kingdom, paid an undisclosed amount of libel damages to Othman Moqbel and two trustees of Human Appeal after accusing the organization of having ties to terrorism.

Human Appeal “categorically” denies any link to Hamas and the Charity Commission confirmed that Human Appeal was not “under any investigation”.


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