A Syria in Crisis

Since the beginning of November 2017, hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) intensified considerably in Hama, Idlib and Aleppo Governorates. This escalation caused casualties among the affected population, damaged civilian infrastructure and caused the displacement of thousands in north-western Syria.


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A country destroyed

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.

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 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.

How you can help

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