Syria Crisis Appeal

Official figures from the United Nations put the death toll since 2011 at over a quarter of a million people, with over 6.5 million internally displaced within Syria and 4.8 million Syrian refugees.

Since the conflict began Islamic Relief has delivered more than $435 million worth of aid inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, assisting millions of Syrians.

East Ghouta Crisis

There has been an upsurge of violence in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, with thousands of land and air strikes as well as alleged chemical attacks, killing hundreds and leaving thousands injured.

Six hospitals and health centres have been destroyed, resulting in short supply of urgently needed medicines.

With reported food shortages and sharp increases in food prices, thousands of families will struggle to survive.

Islamic Relief is responding and recently provided urgent food to 1,500 families, distribution of 40,000 bags of bread and 30,000 cooked meals as well as essential winter supplies. We have further plans to reach thousands of families with urgent relief.

A country destroyed

Over 250,000 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
  • Essential aid and food supplies for Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk camp

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.

Current appeals