Situation Update – Syria is seeing it’s darkest days

The massive escalation in hostilities since 16 December, has once again resulted in casualties and suffering in southern Idlib. The intensification in aerial bombardment has largely affected towns and villages, further accelerating the civilian population displacement that began in November.

In the week between the 15th and 22nd of December, a total of 84 people are reported to have been killed and a further 173 injured, while more than 235,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. 379 airstrikes, 468 rocket attacks, 190-barrel bombs, and 1108 artillery shelling have been recorded.

As the needs on the ground escalate, we urgently need to step up our support

Islamic Relief Syria is on the ground and has already mobilised it’s resources and capacities to respond to the unfolding humanitarian catastrophe.

Urgent Humanitarian needs include, ready-to-eat and cooked meals, shelter, emergency health services (medicines, disposables) both for trauma and non-trauma patients, winter kits for heating/insulation, Water (for drinking and personal use), sanitation facilities and hygiene packs.

We urgently need your support to help save lives. Please donate now.

Click here to read more about our response to the Syria crisis.

Our comprehensive Syria emergency response includes:

  • Medical assistance
  • Food parcels and World Food Programme vouchers
  • Shelter assistance and housing grants
  • Water and sanitation assistance
  • Essential non-food items such as baby kits, blankets, clothing and heaters
  • Financial assistance to help refugee families meet their urgent basic needs
  • Livelihoods and educational support
  • Psychosocial assistance for individuals and families left displaced by ongoing conflict
  • Essential aid including food assistance for Palestinians living in Yarmouk camp

We need your help

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have already died and almost five million children are forced to live in dire conditions inside Syria.

R950 could feed a family in Syria for a month

R2650 could provide shelter and living essentials

R3,500 can provide urgent medical aid

R65,000 can provide a bakery with flour for a week


Please donate now and help the people of Syria.

Donate Sadaqa towards Syria Emergency Appeal

Donate Zakat towards Syria Emergency Appeal

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