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Orphans

Poverty, war and other circumstances often leave children without parental support. You can make a difference.

Orphan Support

Orphans hold a special place in the hearts of humanitarians. By their nature, children are vulnerable. The loss of a guardian leads to loss in opportunities, resources and much-needed support. Children who lose one or more parent often miss school, struggle with food insecurity and lack proper clothing.

The need for orphan support is tremendous. The number of orphans in the world outnumber the entire population of Russia. The number of children living in orphanages or on the street is larger than the population of Guatemala. Roughly 3.5 times more children become orphaned each year than there are football players in all NFL teams combined — nearly 500,000 more per year than the population of Bahrain.

At Baitulmaal, we believe being losing a parent should not deprive a child of food, clothing and shelter or sentence a child to a life of endless poverty. This belief drives us to provide support for institutions helping orphans sustain their lives and support their development.

If you also believe that orphans have as much as right to life-sustaining resources as children with both parents, then donate generously to our orphan support fund.

Without the generous financial contributions from donors like you, we would not be able to provide the food, clothing, shelter and other support to orphans in need around the world. 

Below are orphan support projects you can support.  

Facts about Orphans

  • 153 million children have been orphaned worldwide
  • 18 million orphans live in orphanages or on the streets
  • 14.5 million orphans age out unadopted every year
  • 2.1 million children become orphans each year (5,760 every day)
  • 1 million children have been separated from families due to armed conflict in the past 10 years

News & Updates

Respond / Sustain / Thrive

#GivingTuesday for Palestine on LaunchGood

DALLAS, TEXAS, December 3, 2019 — International humanitarian organization Baitulmaal has launched a crowdfunding campaign on LaunchGood to raise funds for emergency relief in Palestine and is inviting everyone to contribute and share the campaign on social media....

American-Muslim Doctors See 890 Patients in Yemen

Medical mission was a joint project between Baitulmaal and IMANA Medical Relief ADEN, YEMEN, November 28, 2019 — Nearly 1,000 Yemenis received healthcare assessments, treatments and prescription medication in Aden, Yemen, as part of a joint medical mission with...

Gaza Needs Food, Water & Hygiene Kits

Baitulmaal field reps have been on the ground assessing the needs of Palestinians affected by the recent violence in Gaza GAZA, PALESTINE, November 18, 2019 -- Baitulmaal field workers have been on the ground in Gaza assessing the needs of Palestinians affected by the...

130,200 Meals Delivered in War-Torn Syria

1,000 recently internally displaced families receive much-needed food assistance IDLIB, SYRIA, October 22, 2019 -- Baitulmaal, an international humanitarian relief organization, distributed 130,200 meals in war-torn Syria through ready-to-eat food packages. Baitulmaal...

Nationwide Tour with Cricketer Younis Khan

DALLAS, TX, August 26, 2019 -- Baitulmaal, an international humanitarian relief organization, is launching a nationwide tour featuring record-breaking cricketer Younis Khan coming to cities from October 18 to November 5. Younis Khan is the former captain of the...

133,200 Meals, 200 Hygiene Kits for Yemen

The New York Times is calling the situation in Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” and lists Baitulmaal among highly rated charities providing aid in Yemen.  The United Nation’s 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview estimates that 17.8 million Yemenis don’t know...