The crisis in Syria began in March 2011, unleashing a previously unimaginable escalation of hardship which to date has continued unabated. The ongoing crisis has inflicted terrible suffering upon millions of people. 11.1 million people in Syria need humanitarian aid, and 9.8 million people in face food shortages. Donations to the Syria crisis appeal will help save lives.
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For a decade the people of Syria have been suffering the devastating consequences of war with seemingly no end in sight. A generation of children are growing up knowing nothing but war.
Right now, a staggering 11.1 million people across Syria are in need of humanitarian aid, with 9.8 million people also facing food insecurity.
Over six million people are currently displaced inside Syria, and almost six million more have been registered as refugees in various countries across the globe.
Alhamdulillah, since the devastating conflict began, Islamic Relief has delivered more than $568 million worth of aid for Syrian refugees. Aid has also reached neighbouring countries (Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey) assisting millions of vulnerable Syrians forced to flee their homes.
In 2020 alone, because of your donations towards the Syria Appeal, we helped over 2.5 million people affected by the Syrian conflict. Our teams on the ground have been able to provide life-saving assistance through:
Over the years we have been able to save millions of lives, but as the conflict rages on, we still urgently need your support. Please donate to our Syria Appeal and help save lives.
Image: Islamic Relief distributing Qurbani meat to Syrian refugees in Turkey
As well as providing vital food aid, Islamic Relief is also delivering lifesaving healthcare interventions. We are running healthcare facilities such as mobile emergency units, health centres and specialist dialysis centres, and have also established and supported the only heart surgery centre. In addition, in 2020 we provided medical items that are vital in many healthcare settings, including:
Islamic Relief is also at the forefront of the response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We have delivered awareness-raising activities in primary healthcare centres. As part of efforts to reduce the spread of coronavirus, we gave 84 health facilities personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, and medical gowns, as well as no-contact thermometers, hand disinfectant gels, disinfectant sprays and other sterilisation solutions. As a result, thousands of people were able to access free healthcare services.
Image: Abu Ziyad and his grandchildren, from Syria who were supported by Islamic Relief through a Livelihoods project
However, with the support of Islamic Relief who provided Abu Ziyad with pregnant ewes to produce milk to be sold at market. This opportunity allowed him to earn enough income to buy food to support his young family and enjoy fresh and nutritious dairy products every day.
Your support has enabled us to support families to build a reliable source of income upon which they can depend.