In response to a statement published on the website of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, can confirm that it opened a statutory inquiry into the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, registered charity number 1133576 on 9 June 2016. The commission cannot comment further on this live investigation at this time.
The commission’s policy on making public announcements regarding live cases and factors taken into account when deciding to issue a press release can be found on GOV.UK. It is the commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK.
The charity’s details can be viewed on the commission’s online charity search tool.