Orphans & Widows

Across the world, millions of families have been torn apart by the death of loved husbands and fathers, due to ongoing war, persecution, poverty or natural disaster. Orphans and widows are left to fend for themselves, needing your support to survive. 


With approximately 41.3 million internally displaced people globally, many families have experienced irreplaceable loss.

Wives and children have been left reeling and grieving – losing not just a beloved man but the little financial income that they had.  Now widowed and orphaned, they face the hardest of circumstance alone just to survive each day.

No time to grieve.

Across the globe, poverty, war and natural disaster have claimed the lives of many. For many communities, men have lost their lives in their efforts to protect their families.

In Syria, women have had to witness their loved ones killed in a war which shows no sign of ease. In Gaza, decades of conflict have ripped apart generations, striking down young men in the prime of their lives. In Indonesia, multiple earthquakes and mudslides have killed hundreds, leaving families reeling and life never the same.

Alone, in shock, struggling to survive.

Widowed women face the ultimate struggle in soothing, comforting and providing for multiple children grieving for their father. With no opportunity to work, no child care help and living in shelters or makeshift homes, life is tough. Basic human necessities such as warmth and food are a struggle. Clean running water is a luxury. Education is just a dream. And the grief never ends.

Give them the support and comfort that they need.

Muslim Aid has been actively working in regions around the world to give society’s most vulnerable people the support that they need. With your support, we provide:

  • Provide nutrition for children, pregnant and breast-feeding mothers
  • Deliver livelihood and skills training to give widows an income
  • Support over 1,400 orphans and children through child sponsorship programmes
  • Offer trauma counselling and support for those who have been affected by the conflict and lost their loved ones
  • Support neo-natal clinics for babies

You can help them rebuild their lives.

Your kind donations to our Widows and Orphans Appeal can help us to deliver these services and help women and children grieve and recover. You can help provide them with the immediate aid that they need as food and shelter, as well as provide them prospects and training through our skills programmes.

With your support, they can begin to look forward to tomorrow and brighter, stronger future.

Your donations could help us rebuild the lives of the Orphans and Widows globally



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