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.
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.
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.
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:
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.