Syria: The World’s Largest Refugee Crisis

Since conflict erupted in Syria in March 2011, millions have been impacted by years of relentless, brutal strife, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people, torn families apart, and caused physical, psychological, emotional and material devastation that will take decades to rebuild.

Now in its 10th year, the Syrian crisis is the world’s largest refugee and displacement crisis.

About 5.6 million Syrians have been fled their country and another 6.2 million people are internally displaced. Nearly 12 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance to survive. More than 50% of those affected by the refugee crisis are children.

The protracted war has wrecked social and economic activity and decimated infrastructure. Healthcare centers and hospitals, schools, utilities, and water and sanitation systems have been severely damaged or completely destroyed. Historic landmarks and once-busy marketplaces have been reduced to rubble.

Islamic Relief is Responding

Alhamdulillah, Islamic Relief has been providing vital humanitarian aid since the devastating conflict began; we have not left. To date, we have delivered more than R7 billion worth of aid inside Syria and neighbouring countries including IraqLebanonJordan and Turkey, assisting millions of vulnerable Syrians who were forced to flee their homes.

Our teams on the ground have been able to provide life-saving assistance through programmes in:

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • Shelter
  • Health
  • Education
  • Food
  • Orphan sponsorship
  • Ramadan & Qurbani

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 us save lives.

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

Save a Life in Syria

Islamic Relief is working deep inside Syria to help those most in need of assistance. We are also providing vital support to vulnerable families seeking safety in neighbouring countries, working to ease their suffering and supporting host communities to accommodate refugees.

Please support our work to help the people of Syria.

R850 could feed a family in Syria for a month

R2650 could provide shelter and living essentials

R3,500 can provide urgent medical aid

Donate today and help us save lives in Syria.

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