Few people could have predicted the scale of what would follow when civil society protests against the Assad regime began in 2011. 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.
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.
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:
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.