Every child deserves the best start in life: a happy home, a safe place to play and access to quality education, medical care and nutrition.
However, for the 1 in 5 children worldwide living in extreme poverty, many of these simple necessities and rights are out of reach. Instead, their life is incredibly challenging, with the risk of illiteracy, disease, child labour, lifelong poverty and even death. Donate to orphans and children today and help save lives.
Living in refugee camps, traumatised by war or simply unable to go to school in their local community due to crippling poverty, these children lack the means to keep safe at home, access critical education and medical and/or psychosocial care. Their futures look unsafe, uncertain and bleak.
“The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,’ showing his middle and index fingers and separating them.” (Bukhari)
Islamic Relief supports families and orphaned children affected by war, bereavement, poverty, and ill-health. Through our sponsorship programme, we help children to look forward to a better future.
A regular donation of R1200 every month provides medical care for an orphan, their siblings or guardian, exactly when it is most needed. This monthly donation ensures that funds are always available when urgent medical care is required.
This enables us to cover the cost of emergency care, travel to hospitals, prescriptions, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, and eyewear. These funds also help orphans affected by chronic and long-term illnesses such as asthma and diabetes.
Last year, Islamic Relief covered the costs of major surgical operations involving brain surgery, breast cancer, and spinal issues in 16 countries. We also provided medical treatment for significant ailments such as epilepsy and heart disease, as well as kidney dialysis and eyesight correction.
In some cases, where an orphan requires urgent medical aid, additional funds are needed to cover specific costs – that’s where you can help provide critical care.
With your help, we can help even more children. Donate orphan charity with Islamic Relief today.
By sponsoring an orphan, you can help save and transform the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
Thanks to your donations, our teams around the world are able to help save and transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. In rural parts of Mali we’re helping children into education, in Yemen children living in conflict, and in Bosnia our teams are supporting children into higher education – and these are just some of the incredible ways your donations are transforming lives.
When Amina first came to Islamic Relief, she was very young. Her family were like most other families in the region – they were struggling with poverty and needed support.
Amina’s father had died in the war when she was just seven months old.
“All those things [troubles] do affect, you but over time you can’t let that hold you down. You have to overcome the pain” says Seherzada, Amina’s mother.
However, having lost their only breadwinner, the family had no income and were struggling to survive.
That’s where our orphan sponsorship programme helped to change their lives for the better. Through our sponsorship scheme, Amina’s family received enough money to allow her to carry on studying at school.
Now 20 years old, Amina has finished International High School and is studying economics. She loves drawing, reading, and learning new languages and speaks four: Arabic, Turkish, English and – of course – Bosnian. In her free time, she works as a translator.
What’s more, Amina’s brother Ahmed was also sponsored by Islamic Relief and now runs his own business, whilst her other brother Mustafa also attends university.
I would like to thank you [Islamic Relief] for the regular help I have been receiving from you. It’s very helpful for my family and me”, says Seherzada.
Thank you for your continued generosity. It’s due to your donations that we’re able to help children and young people like Amina and her brother across Bosnia and all over the globe.
Right now, we’re helping over 85,000 orphans worldwide, providing food, shelter, health care and education to children in need. And this is all thanks to you.
Read more about the way your orphan charity is changing lives for children in Mali and Yemen.
At Islamic Relief, we don’t believe in simply providing one-off care to support children and orphans in need. We instead invest in children’s long-term futures, supporting their families, carers, and local communities to provide long-lasting safe sustainable solutions to poverty and inequality.
We use your orphan charity to provide child-friendly safe spaces, empower communities, and develop long-term solutions to poverty and critical issues such as human trafficking (child labour) and child marriage.
We support children across the globe in a variety of ways, including:
By providing nutritional services, health care, water solutions, education and family livelihood support, as well as striving to tackle critical issues including gender-based violence, child labour and climate change with affect local communities and in particular young girls, we’re not only transforming futures; we’re saving lives.
Save a life today, help orphans and children in need today.
Your vital donations are put towards schooling, regular meals and financial support for carers and families for orphans in need. Your donations are also providing:
Islamic Relief are currently supporting Orphan Medical Care and Higher Education Scholarship as part of our Orphan Sponsorship Programme.