INSAN founding members were working since 1999 with well-known international non-governmental organizations in Iraq including Enfants du Monde – Droits de l’Homme (EMDH) and Médecins du Monde (MDM). In 2003, all INSAN founding members were then working for Movimiento por la Paz, el Desarme y la Liberdad (MPDL), a Spanish organization, when they decided to create their own organization under the name of INSAN Iraqi Society. MPDL closely supervised the establishment of INSAN through a long term partnership. By 2006, INSAN Iraqi Society for Relief and Development was working independently and designed its first projects.