The UN has described the war in Syria as the ‘biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time‘. With millions of people driven from their homes, seeking refuge in other countries or displaced within Syria, families have limited access to food, water and healthcare.
As a high proportion of those displaced are children and with the breakdown of critical services including educational and healthcare facilities, for families across Syria the future remains uncertain.
For people across Syria, life is incredibly challenging:
- A staggering 11.7 million people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian aid (IRW, 2019)
- Over half of Syria’s public health care facilities have been destroyed or forced to close (WHO, 2018)
- Over 6 million Syrians are internally displaced inside Syria (UNHCR, 2018)
- 7 million Syrians are registered as refugees across the MENA region (UNHCR, 2019)
Islamic Relief in Syria
Across Syria, the situation is desperate and requires a critical, ongoing response. In line with the vision of Islamic Relief’s regional strategy, we are delivering wide-ranging programmes in various areas such as health, food, education, non-food items (NFIs), and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.