For refugees, they spend their entire lives away from home, sometimes more harrowingly, separated far from their families. For orphans, they have experienced this loss from the death of either one or both of their parents. For both these vulnerable groups, life can be a traumatic experience, especially for young children who have their whole life in front of them.
But for this particular group - Palestinian refugee orphans - they have an even more traumatic experience of life. Without a place to call home, they are also without the love, protection, financial and psychological support of a complete family.
With this in mind, Global Ehsan Relief’s Umrah for Orphans programme aims to aid the mental and spiritual healing of these vulnerable children. More than just sending these refugee orphans to Umrah, it could be a journey that changes their life forever.
During our team’s last Umrah for Orphans programme in 2020, Azlan shared how the experience had been for him and the orphans that he had the pleasure of meeting.