For the past eight years, the people of Syria have been suffering the devastating consequences of war with seemingly no end in sight.

Right now, a staggering 11.7 million people across Syria are in need of humanitarian aid, with 6.5 million people food insecure.

Over six million people are currently displaced inside Syria, whilst almost six million more have since been registered as refugees in various countries across the globe.


Situation Update

The collapse of a conditional ceasefire has seen an escalation in conflict, particularly in north-western Syria. Several health facilities have been attacked, four of which have been critically damaged and two completely destroyed. Islamic Relief teams on the ground in Idleb and Aleppo have identified a critical need for food, shelter, trauma medical supplies and sanitation. The people of Syria need you now more than ever! Donate today and help Islamic Relief save lives.

Since the 5th August 2019

  • 6 health facilities partially or completely destroyed
  • 58 schools targeted
  • More than 130,000 civilians displaced
  • 450 women and children confirmed dead


Islamic Relief’s R5.2 billion Syria programme

Alhamdulillah, since the devastating conflict began, Islamic Relief has delivered more than R5.2 billion worth of aid inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, assisting millions of vulnerable people.

In 2018 alone, we helped around three million people in need across Syria and in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Inside Syria, we’ve been working in areas such as Aleppo, Idlib and Homs, amongst others to provide life-saving assistance.

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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