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can provide bread to 400 people displaced by war in Syria

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can help construct a permanent home for displaced families in Syria
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Syria: Twelve years of suffering

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 Syrian people, with almost 6 million registered as refugees in various countries across the globe. Donations to the Syria crisis appeal will help save lives.

For over 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.

The current situation in Syria:

14.6 million

people in Syria need humanitarian assistance

6.9 million

internally displaced people in Syria

Nearly 90%

of the Syrian population live below the poverty line

7 million

children are in urgent need of support

Build homes for Syrian families

We are building permanent homes for families in Syria who have survived the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria.
Help provide displaced families with a safe and permanent home.

Islamic Relief is on the ground supporting the people of Syria

Islamic Relief continues to stand with the people of Syria and have supported nearly 12 million people through humanitarian programmes. Since the onset of the crisis, we have provided emergency relief and humanitarian aid to vulnerable people across the country, as well as refugee communities in neighbouring countries such as IraqLebanonJordan and Turkey.

With your support, we have been able to:

  • Support over 3 million through our Ramadan and Qurbani distributions.
  • Provide 1.5 million people food aid.
  • Distribute winter survival items to 1 million people to help keep them warm during the harsh winter months.
  • Provide 1.3 million people vital healthcare as part of our Covid-19 response efforts.

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.

islamic relief representative giving a bag of qurbani meet to a syrian female refugee
Image: Islamic Relief distributing Qurbani meat to Syrian refugees in Turkey

How your donations are helping people in Syria

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:

  • Physiotherapy and recovery items such as splints, mobility assistance devices, crutches, and braces
  • Medical disposables and specialist instruments and equipment

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.

This centre is a source of pride for us and the whole world. The post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), continued trauma and continuous displacement that I have faced are the reason my health has suffered so badly...Thank God, I am in the best health now. The feeling is indescribable. I thank Islamic Relief.

Ahmed, from Kafr Nabl, who had a heart condition that was being worsened by stress. the 75-year-old became the first patient to receive specialist surgery at the only heart surgery centre in northern Syria, which was established and supported by Islamic Relief as part of efforts to support Syria’s collapsing healthcare sector. It has made a huge difference to his health.

Islamic Relief’s healthcare interventions include a project to provide healthcare to over 1.2 million people in the region. Alongside running healthcare facilities, we provide wages to healthcare staff, essential training and support with running costs. We also offer transport for those who would not otherwise be able to travel to healthcare facilities, and have set up referral systems between healthcare facilities.

Your donations are rebuilding lives

With many people losing their lives, grandparents have found themselves becoming the sole carers for their orphaned grandchildren. This is a reality that Abu Ziyad knows all too well.

Having lost his son when his village was bombed, he’s now caring for his orphaned grandchildren alone. The family have witnessed many horrors and Abu Ziyad also lost his livelihood.

islamic relief uk beneficiary abu ziyah and his grandchildren from syria

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. Read more about Abu Ziyad’s story and how we help him earn a living here.

Support the Syria appeal now and help rebuild lives

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