For hundreds of millions of families around the world, the recent Eid celebrations were a time for family, friends, joy and celebration. A time of prayer, exchanging gifts, embracing the wider community and extending to others their religious generosity.
But for millions more, particularly widows and children, there could be no celebration as they continued their battle against war, hunger, disease.
In Iraq alone, there are one million widows and, tragically, more than four million orphans.
AMAR International has been delivering urgent medical and educational support in the Middle East for the last 26 years.
Using a staff comprised almost entirely of national professionals and volunteers, they have treated more than 10 million patients and have opened 46 medical centres across Iraq.
To commemorate this Summer’s Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, we are launching an urgent appeal for emergency funds to help widows and orphans in desperate need of your support.