The Sydney based Australian Relief Organisation ARO has been recognised with the Outstanding Achievement Award announced on Friday 19 August at the Australian Charity Awards 2016.

The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement recognises charitable organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes.

The award was conferred by the Australian Business Awards, an international, all-encompassing awards program honouring organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries.

ARO was established on August 2012 as a Not-For-Profit and Non-Government-Organisation NGO that is involved in the development, relief, and advocacy activities.

Over the last few years Australian Relief Organisation have delivered charity aid projects to 20 countries around the world, including the provision of food packages, clothing, water wells and monetary assistance. They’ve also established and refurbished 3 orphanages in Malawi, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, and have responded with emergency relief to earthquake victims in Nepal and flood victims in Bosnia.

The Australian Relief Organisation operates with partner organisations internationally to deliver services on the ground, working alongside governments and communities to adhere to relevant laws and overcome challenges. As part of this process they catalogue their programs for feedback and training purposes.

Locally, ARO have raised money for NSW Bushfire victims, run kitchens for the homeless and developed refugee support programs. They’ve also organised several drug and gambling forums, hospital and aged care facility visits, and have established a charity shop that sells new and used clothing.

ARO is also successfully conducting annual Qurban meat donations, fitra, sadaqa and zakat for deserving people in different countries.  Also providing Ramadan dinner through Iftar packs to various countries.