Orphans & Widows

Across the world, millions of families have been torn apart by the death of loved ones. All too often, orphans and widows are left to fend for themselves, becoming vulnerable and in desperate need of support. From just £60 you could help provide a life-line, please donate now. 


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.

£60 could provide families with essential food and basic nutrients

£120 could help vulnerable women and children in need of urgent support

£200 could help support a child living in a remote area go to school

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.

Without you, we can’t continue to serve humanity. By setting up a regular gift today you can help make an ongoing difference to the lives of those in the greatest of need, saving lives and transforming communities for good.  

From supporting young children into education, providing long-term water solutions to drought effected communities, to giving women opportunities to earn a living to provide for their families. Supporting our long-term sustainable programmes, with a regular gift can help us in our fight against poverty. 

Give a regular gift today

£7 could provide families with essential food and basic nutrients

£12 could support a child with their education

£18 could provide much needed counselling and support



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