The Orphans General Fund is a unique resource that provides to support children who just need an opportunity to break the chains of poverty
This fund is global, which allows Islamic Relief the flexibility to effectively send emergency aid or build innovative programs that address the unique needs of children in their communities.
When the call for relief comes, your support means we will be ready to serve with efficiency and immediacy.
The Orphans General Fund substitutes any shortfalls within the Orphans and Vulnerable Children programme so they may receive ongoing care.
This fund is intended to allow donors to provide any amount of assistance to children, so that they can lead more fulfilling lives by protecting them against illness, providing them with educational opportunities, and providing adequate nutrition, water, and sanitation services.
The most important factor is that these basic resources can provide a world of hope to children for a brighter future.
Islamic Relief is fully committed to protecting the security, privacy and dignity of its orphans and their families. The child protection procedures detailed below are in place to ensure the safety and welfare of children and offer them protection from exploitation or abuse.
The location and family name of a child will be withheld until the donor has been identified. Islamic Relief will not publish or make public the address, telephone number or e-mail contact of any of the children or their families.
Sponsorship is based on the agreement that donors will not attempt to contact the orphan or their family by any means without the specific permission of Islamic Relief.
The donor and orphan are free to exchange correspondence via Islamic Relief’s Fundraising and Field offices, however all postal material must conform to IR policy.
The donor may visit the orphan, at his or her own expense, provided written permission is obtained in advance. Islamic Relief may carry out police background checks before permitting such visits. The Orphans Welfare Officer within that country will supervise the visit at all times.
Unfortunately, Islamic Relief cannot allow unannounced visits to the sponsored orphan. For obvious safety reasons, sponsored children cannot be brought to the donor’s country for visits.
Photographs and other data posted on the website are for the purpose of supplying potential sponsors with relevant information about the Orphan Welfare programme. The information and photographs may not be downloaded, copied or replicated without the express permission of Islamic Relief.