Majority of children who lose their families, and live without any guardian or protection, are in the Muslim world. Human traffickers, child soldiers, child labourers, organ mafia, drug abuse, crime syndicates, prostitution and child begging rings are only some of the threatening facts that they may have to face. Meanwhile missionary organizations grab millions of children who have no one to protect them in Muslim countries and use them for their own missionary interests.
As IHH we are trying to care for hundreds of thousands of orphans in dozens of countries. We keep working relentlessly in order to support them until they are able to stand on their own feet and provide for their needs from accommodation to healthcare, to education and food. We want them grow up in their homeland without losing their culture and depending on someone else other than their own relatives. We build orphanages with a cozy home environment for orphans, who lost their both parents and unable tos tay with their relatives.
We are covering living expenses of 96.673 orphans in 51 countries and in 76 cities across Turkey on monthly regular basis and support them in terms of education, healthcare, food and accommodation. Annually we deliver aid to 800.000 orphans in 120 countries and regions
We employ a number of strategies to cover orphans’ education, healthcare, food, clothing and accommodation expenses, to give away new outfits in every eid to not let smiles fade away on their faces, to fund the construction of orphanages where they can grow up in a safe environment. These are as follows:
With this system, an individual, family, organization, friend circle, classroom or school can sponsor an orphan; by donating 125TL on a monthly basis, this can contribute significantly to the education, healthcare, food, clothing and shelter needs for the sponsored orphan.
With this aid campaign, a classroom of pre-school, primary school, high school, private school, and madrasa students in Turkey that donate their pocket money to raise 125TL a month can meet the monthly needs of an orphan throughout the year. Since 2017, with this campaign that is supported by the Ministry of Education, Educator’s Trade Union, and Ministry for Religious Affairs, more than 1 million students in 8 thousand 81 schools sponsored more than 20 thousand orphans in Turkey and all over the world. If you are a student or parent, you can join this campaign by contacting your school. For more information call the IHH Orphan Department on 0212 631 2121.
With the organization of IHH, every year volunteer teams that depart from Turkey visit orphans, distribute aid, open orphanages, conduct on-site inspections, and bring joy to orphans all over the world. This campaign of kindness that we repeat every year is called the Orphan Solidarity Day. Orphan Solidarity Day is one of the most important activities we organize for orphans during the year. In 2019, we realized 346 projects in 27 countries and 49 cities in Turkey during the 9th Orphan Solidarity Days. More than 58 thousand people, including orphans and their families, benefited from these projects.
These projects include hundreds of activities such as:
IHH on monthly regular basis covers the living expenses of 96.673 orphans in 51 countries..