There are roughly 153 million orphans worldwide, greater than the population of a vast country like Russia and double the population of the UK. Every day, an estimated 5,700 more children become orphans, equivalent to the population of a medium sized town in the UK. No single group is more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
The joy that children bring is incomparable; equally, few things are more heartbreaking than witnessing the suffering of children. Global Relief Trust are working across the globe to ensure that these most vulnerable of children are not left to fend for themselves and face such formidable struggles on their own.
“They ask you as to what they should spend. Say: Whatever wealth you spend, it is for the parents and the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer, and whatever good you do, Allah surely knows it.“ [Al-Quran 2:215]
With your help, we can give orphans a smile on their face and hope for a brighter future. A secure childhood where they don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. We can ensure they have a real chance in life, by giving them access to shelter, education and medical support. In taking care of those basic needs, we want to give them what every child deserves to have – aspirations, confidence, choices and opportunities for the future.