Urgent Appeal: Save Gaza’s Orphans

In the face of the most catastrophic destruction to date in Gaza, children are paying the heaviest price. 1000s have been orphaned, left to fend for themselves.

OUR APPEAL: As we push and pray for an immediate end to the horrific violence in Gaza, you can be the lifeline the orphans of Gaza need. For those who have lost it ALL and have no one else, turn tragedy into hope with ongoing sponsorship.

Save Gaza's Orphans: Set Up Now

Half of Gaza is children. 1,000s have been orphaned. They need us NOW

Every orphan in Gaza is deprived of their basic rights and needs, facing constant trauma, loss and violence.

The Orphans of Gaza have lost it ALL

The horrors inflicted on all children in Gaza are beyond words. But for those who have lost parents, the pain is all the more severe.

• Entire lives upturned

• Homes destroyed

• Forced fleeing from war

• Futures destroyed

• Malnutrition and hunger
• Disease and risk of starvation.

For less than ONE Australian family meal, you can change an orphan’s LIFE in Gaza.

Your monthly sponsorship is life-saving. It lets them know our Ummah cares, and also gives them crucial access to:

Safer shelter

Food to Eat

Health Care

Psychological Support


Sponsor an Orphan struggling to survive in Gaza and truly change their life for the better.

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Water is life: Islamic Relief staff hand out much needed water to Gazan children

Innocence is priceless: Giving the children of Gaza a taste of childhood in times of horror and chaos.

The Ultimate Reward: Be With the Prophet (SAW) in Jannah.

The reward for aiding the orphan in Islam is immense.


Prophet Muhammad (SAW) promised a special and everlasting reward for those who sponsor an orphan, stating: “I and the one who sponsors an orphan shall be in Paradise like these two”  (holding two fingers together) (Bukhari).


Imagine the reward for aiding the orphans of war and oppression. 

Rush to the promise of Rasool Allah (SAW). Be an orphan sponsor today.

Gaza orphan sponsorship - Frequently Asked Questions

Although our 1-1 donor and orphan matching process usually takes 1-2 weeks after you start your donation, please note there will be a delay for any newly sponsored orphans in Gaza due to the current crisis. This means the process will take longer than the average processing time.


We expect this process may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months; however we will do everything in our power to ensure the registration of new orphans in our system is completed as soon as possible. 

Due to the nature of the situation in Gaza, our staff, volunteers and partner organisations are focused on providing aid and distributing supplies on a daily basis. Once the situation allows for our team to continue safely reaching our sponsored orphans and registering even more orphans in our system, we will pair you with an orphan and transfer your collected donations. Your collected donations are in trusted hands with almost 40 years of legacy. 

We have been supporting orphans in Gaza, Palestine, for many years now. At the moment, Islamic Relief Worldwide is sponsoring over 8,000 orphans in Gaza. This work is done in partnership with a number of local organisations on the ground that are well-experienced in the safeguarding of children and ensuring they receive the best chance at a bright future.

Your sponsorship allows for the life of the same orphan to be continuously transformed long term, which means they are able to truly rise above their circumstances, gain the opportunities they deserve, and build a better life for themselves and their families.

By providing access to nutritional services, health care, water solutions, education and family livelihood support, as well as striving to tackle critical issues, including ongoing trauma, poverty and inequality, we’re both transforming futures as well as saving lives.

As an organisation, Islamic Relief works with a wide range of communities, both Muslims and non-Muslims. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race or ethnicity but give aid to those who are most in need.

For those who are interested, our orphan sponsorship program is Zakat eligible. If you would like to designate your orphan sponsorship as part of your Zakat donations, kindly let us know. We can pair you with a Muslim orphan specifically.


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