Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation is an independent humanitarian organisation, primarily aimed at providing for the needs of orphans in Iraq. Due to the devastating consequences of terrorist attacks within the country beginning 2003, many children have been left orphaned and families have been left devastated. Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation was established in Iraq in 2006, to support and sponsor these orphans, and provide care for them in all aspects of their needs. Al-Ayn (UK) was registered as a charity in the UK in 2013, to work in collaboration with Al-Ayn (Iraq).
As of May 2016, around 37,500 orphans have been registered with Al-Ayn (Iraq), and currently 33,401 orphans are receiving support. In additional to monthly financial allowances, the orphans receive medical care, educational support, psychological rehabilitation, recreational activities, and other programmes tailored to their needs.
Al-Ayn was set up under the guidance of Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani (ha) and continues to receive his blessings and authorisation to receive religious dues to spend on the orphans.