The Problem

We gave 146 billion dollars in aid last year, but we gave less than one per cent of that money to local initiatives
Less than 1%

of international humanitarian aid goes to local initiatives


Lack of visibility

of high impact projects


Too much bureaucracy

in a system that reveres the middleman, not actual Changemakers


Lack of trust

when giving to small local initiatives

"As long as the aid sector keeps giving 100,000,000 to one large organisation - than 10,000 to 10,000 - local initiatives will keep struggling to survive - We're changing this!"

- Tarek Alsaleh, Founder

The Solution

Change the system and cut out the middle men.
A tinder solution so aid + locals connect

A real-time data collection app (works on/offline, GPS stamped)

Community and network management

Project management

Direct donations facility & innovative way of crowdsourcing

Financial management tracking

Managment & HR

Grassroots awards

Due diligence and risk managment


An adaptable and flexible tool



Our VISION is to collaborate through our aid network with amazing local people to access the support they need to keep their social projects running.

What We Do

FrontlineAid provides advice and tech solutions to meet actual needs in the real world and to make it easy for locals to connect to supporters like us. We have a particular focus on using innovative tech and sustainable development thinking to realize change at the local level in war and conflict settings.

Who We Are

We are frustrated having worked over a decade in war zones – In a system that reveres the person with the best English, the MBA, not actual Changemakers.


Breaking the wall of cartels in international aid



The Team

Millions of frustrated locals, aid workers and 20 consultants


Tarek Alsaleh


 ”The whole nine yards”

Tarek has won lots of international awards & pats on the back.He set up now locally owned projects across the MENA region. These projects helped refugees, abused women, kids with cancer and put an art form created by slaves in Brazil on the map as a humanitarian globally.
Oh, now he reckons he will change the aid system so local people get more of the $$$.

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Steve Hein


 ”Speaks some tech”

Bioengineer turned computer scientist, Steven has worked with many startups looking for ways to return some of the world’s investment in him back to the world. Whether as an employee, freelancer, or volunteer, he is dedicated to projects that are helping people on the frontline, thinking outside of the box to providing tooling and technology that innovates.



Ummul Choudhury


"Too clever by half"

Working class born to immigrant parents she grew up in London. She has a masters degree in Near Middle Eastern Studies and speaks 5 languages.
She co-founded Capoeira4Refugees in 2010. Responsible for strategy, governance, communications.
Her book #UnitedNonsense is available in 2020.


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Frontline Aid is a social for-profit business Unternehmergesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (UG), registered in Germany. Address: Co Pêle Mêle, Innstr. 26, 12043 Berlin