The OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world and ensuring to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.

The OIC was established in 1969 in Morocco, the General secretariat is in Jeddah Headquarter.

The Humanitarian Coordination Office-Somalia was in operation since 2011. It was established to coordinate relief efforts during the 2010-11 famine and it showed commitment and high achievements. It works closely with a coalition of 47 members of humanitarian Islamic organizations and other Humanitarian key actors in Somalia. It ensures efficiency in service delivery and elimination of potential overlap through regular information sharing meetings.