EAST GHOUTA EMERGENCY
A Syria in Crisis
VIOLENT CLASHES HAS RESULTED IN 800 DEAD AND HUNDREDS MORE INJURED
OUR IMPACT IN NUMBERS
7 tragic years of war in Syria continues on
Over 500,000 people have been killed in the ongoing war and millions have fled their homes, seeking refuge outside of the country as well as within Syria. Over half of the people of Syria need humanitarian assistance to fulfil their basic needs.
Urgent need for humanitarian aid in Eastern Ghouta
Since Sunday 18 February the emergency situation in Eastern Ghouta has worsened, with violent clashes reportedly resulting in over 800 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Islamic Relief recently supported besieged communities in Eastern Ghouta through the winter with non-food items and fuel for heating.
An emergency response has now been initiated, aiming to support 2,834 families with emergency food assistance.
Despite the ongoing escalation in hostilities, our work continues as planned, providing vital assistance to vulnerable people in Eastern Ghouta.
We urgently need your support to help save lives. Please Donate Now.
Islamic Relief’s response to the crisis
Since the conflict began Islamic Relief has delivered more than $276 million worth of aid inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, assisting over 2.8 millions of Syrians.
Our comprehensive Syria emergency response includes:
- Medical assistance
- Food parcels and World Food Programme vouchers
- Shelter and cash for rent
- Water and sanitation
- Essential items such as baby kits, blankets, clothing and heaters
- Money to help refugee families meet their urgent basic needs
- Livelihoods and education support
- Psychosocial assistance for those displaced by the fighting
We are distributing food packs, clothes and medical supplies to communities under siege within Syria and displaced people along the Turkish border. We are also running or supporting camps and providing livelihood programmes, education and psychosocial support for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Europe, our teams are assisting Syrian refugees in Greece, Italy, Macedonia and Germany.