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In the developing world, make no mistake: winter kills

This year, Save an Orphan is working harder than ever to help those most in need this winter

For many children and widowed families less fortunate than ours, winter is about survival; a time when food is scarce and sub-zero temperatures threaten the lives of the very young.


Life in a makeshift shelter during the cold winter months can be precarious, and widows and orphaned children need your help now more than ever.

Food and water packs for mothers and orphans


Blankets and clothing for mothers and children


Family medical and hygiene packs for mothers and children


Shelter and blankets for mothers, children and families


The greatest threat to life is often not the cold itself, but the widespread scarcity of food it causes. Constant frosts, a lack of natural light and frozen soils make growing food impossible for many families in rural communities.


This winter, Save an Orphan is distributing Winter Crisis Kits to orphaned children and widowed families in Pakistan, Lebanon and Yemen, with life-saving winter essentials, including: 


  • Thick blankets to keep an orphan child warm
  • Warm winter clothes, hats, gloves and scarves.
  • Warm food items to feed a widowed family of 6 for a month
  • Winter Crisis Kits for 6 members from a widowed family
With your help, we can save widows and orphans struggling to survive this difficult time of year. From just £10, you can help us save lives this winter. 
"Whosoever saves one life, it is as if they saved all humanity.”
[The Holy Quran, 5:32]