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On March 15, 2016, the Syrian civil war marked its fifth anniversary. Five years of unrelenting hostilities and civil strife have led to the biggest humanitarian catastrophe of the 21st century with United Nations estimates putting the number of dead at more than 250,000 during that period.

Since the violence erupted in 2011, the exodus of refugees to neighbouring countries has escalated. The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said the number of people to have fled Syria had rocketed from 230,000 to more than 2 million in the year to September 2013, and by March 2016 the number of registered refugees stood at 4.8 million.

More than 640,000 are in Jordan while the figure in Lebanon is 1 million. Turkey has opened its borders to 2.7 million Syrian refugees, Iraq to 245,000 and Egypt to nearly 120,000 (source: UNHCR March 2016). Inside Syria itself, the numbers who are suffering also continues to grow, with a quarter of the country's 23 million population in need of humanitarian assistance.


YOU CAN HELP THE PEOPLE OF SYRIA BY PROVIDING:

• A blanket & mattress, or a family hygiene kit, or baby milk for one month: £20
• A food pack for a family for one month: £30
• A food pack of canned and ready-to-eat food for a family for one month: £35
• A heater and fuel to power a heater for a month: £80
• A reinforced family tent with carpets, 5 blankets and 5 mattresses: £400
• A family survival pack including a tent, heaters, food, baby milk and hygiene pack: £600

Syria Emergency Appeal

With the crisis showing no signs of abating and the numbers left homeless and seeking help continuing to increase, there is an urgent need for food supplies, non-food provisions, medicines and healthcare.

Your help is urgently needed to assist those who have fallen victim to the devastation in Syria


Latest updates from our campaign

Emergency Aid For The Babies Of Aleppo, Syria

Emergency Aid For The Babies Of Aleppo, Syria 22Aug
Islamic Help is carrying out emergency deliveries of baby milk for hundreds of infants in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo. The emergency programme will provide baby milk powder for 300 babies with each child receiving enough milk to last them for a month. The distribution is being implemented by Islamic Help’s partner, the charity White Hands, which previously carried out a Ramadan emergency food delivery on behalf of our donors for more than 3,250 beneficiaries in the... Read the Story

Emergency Aid Delivered To Trapped Syrians in Madaya

Emergency Aid Delivered To Trapped Syrians in Madaya 24Mar
Islamic Help has delivered emergency aid to more than 100 starving children and their families in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya. Food packs consisting of essential items and desperately needed infant milk were delivered by Islamic Help’s relief partner in Syria, Beyaz Eller (White Hands), as part of the programme. Madaya has been besieged since 2012 by opposing forces in the civil war, leaving an estimated 30,000 trapped. Dozens have died from starvation and there have... Read the Story

Ramadan food aid for Syria city

Ramadan food aid for Syria town 24Jun
Hundreds of families in a war-torn region of Syria have been provided with Ramadan food aid from Islamic Help.The deliveries were made by our partner, the White Hands charity, in the city of Ar-Rastan in Homs Province.  The project involved the distribution of 650 food bags, which will benefit 3,250 people and have been designed to last them for a month. Ar-Rastan is the third largest city in the Homs Governorate. According to 2004 census, its population was 127,806 but it... Read the Story

Five Years of War and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Five Years of War and the Syrian Refugee Crisis 15Mar
March 15, 2016, marks the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war, a brutal and bitter conflict which has fuelled the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. More than 250,000 people have been killed; 6.5 million have been internally displaced and 4.8 million have fled as refugees. Millions more continue to live in daily fear as they struggle for survival among the devastation. A generation is growing up knowing nothing but starvation and fear, in besieged communities... Read the Story

Syrian Refugees Receive Emergency Winter Aid

Syrian Refugees Receive Emergency Winter Aid 13Jan
Hundreds of Syrian refugee families have received emergency winter aid thanks to Islamic Help’s supporters. Aid supplies including bread, fuel, blankets, clothes and milk for babies was distributed as part of our Winter Crisis Appeal. The distributions took place in Syrian refugee camps at Akkar and Trabulos in north Lebanon. The aid was targeted at families highlighted by local authorities as being in dire need of assistance as they struggle against the bitter cold of winter. The... Read the Story

Syrian Refugees Winter Crisis Appeal

Syrian Refugees Winter Crisis Appeal 06Jan
After nearly five years of civil war, more than 4.4 million Syrians have fled their homes to seek safety and security in neighbouring countries. Already struggling for the necessities of life, from food and water to shelter and clothing, winter brings its own ordeals. Snow storms have hit the Middle East, leaving refugees facing the prospect of battling for survival in freezing temperatures with few resources. Makeshift tents have collapsed under the weight of the snow. In southern... Read the Story

Ramadan aid distribution to Syrian refugees

Ramadan aid distribution to Syrian refugees 28Jun
Islamic Help has provided desperately needed Ramadan food packs to scores of Syrian refugee families in Jordan. The programme also included the distribution of Eid clothing for men, women and children. Among the beneficiaries were hundreds of refugees in makeshift camps which are largely neglected by the authorities and aid agencies. Syrian refugees are now enduring their fifth Ramadan away from their home nation because of the conflict. The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said... Read the Story
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Syrian Refugees-Across The Border

Syrian Refugees-Across The Border 15Jun
Just 500 metres separates Jamila from her homeland but for her and her four children, there is no home to return to. Sitting in Jordan, she gazes across the border to Syria, wondering about the plight of her husband whose whereabouts and fate are unknown. She hasn’t seen him for three years and not had contact with him for two months. Jamila is one of the 600,000-plus Syrians forced to flee to safety and shelter in Jordan, their lives torn apart by the conflict in their nation. Her... Read the Story

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