Over 4 years of unrest have created the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern history of the Middle East region. Over 12 million Syrians are in need for humanitarian aid, around 6 million people have been internally displaced, and more than 3 million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries.
Islamic Relief’s £128 million Syria programme
Islamic Relief is distributing food and medicines deep inside Syria, and helping hundreds of thousands of refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq as well as Syrian refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean. The Syrian crisis has become so overwhelming, and funds so overstretched, that aid agencies are having to choose which people get help and which are left to fend for themselves. It’s a problem no refugee should have to face, and a choice no aid worker should have to make. With 12 million people affected, we need your support more than ever before to keep hunger and disease at bay and keep hope alive. Please give your support and donate to Syria WAQF Emergency Appeal.
The Islamic Relief Syria Crisis response has been a £128 million programme, which has provided assistance to 3 million Syrians so far. 2.2 million of those are inside Syria itself in areas including Aleppo, Idlib and Homs, as well as supporting refugees in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. We have been able to reach 1.28 million people in need in Syria and many more in neighbouring countries. With a worsening situation where the crisis has entered it’s third year, our 2014 aid programme has included:
- Food provided for 654,438 people inside Syria
- Medical assistance for 438,742 patients inside Syria
- Shelter (tents, caravans and rent support) for 91,758 people inside Syria
- 73,830 food vouchers and parcels for Syrian refugees in Iraq
- Shelter for 2,990 Syrian refugees in Jordan
- Equipping 2 ambulances and providing healthcare for 2,209 ill and injured Syrian refugee patients in Lebanon
- 158 Syrian children in Lebanon received psychosocial support to help them cope