Aid for children in need

In a world full of upheaval, children are the most vulnerable community members—vulnerable to hunger, to illness, to deprivation and to exploitation. Children are disproportionately affected by many illnesses, and in some countries, as many as 1 in 8 die before their fifth birthday. And for many children living in communities suffering deprivation, school is often a luxury—a situation that perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

Improving children’s daily lives by safe-guarding them against illness; providing them with educational opportunities; and by giving them access to proper nutrition, water and sanitation services, can also provide a cushion that would help alleviate suffering in emergency situations. Perhaps most important, those basic resources can provide a world of hope to children for a brighter future.

For nearly 25 years, Islamic Relief USA has been working to improve the lives of children around the world. Areas of focus include emergency relief, orphan support, health and nutrition, water and sanitation.

Universal Children's Day, November 20

Every year on November 20—Universal Children’s Day—Islamic Relief USA joins humanitarians around the world to bring attention to our most vulnerable community members, our children, and to recommit ourselves to their welfare and safety.

You can be a part of this global effort too:

There are many ways to get involved. Use the hashtag #UniversalChildrensDay and tag @IslamicReliefUSA to be a part of the conversation.



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