The two years ongoing conflict in Syria has devastated the lives of millions of people, reportedly causing more than 70,000 deaths including a large number of women and children. Around 4.25 million Syrian have fled their homes. 1.3 million Syrians are seeking refuge in the neighbouring countries such as turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. This conflict has also triggered extreme poverty in Syria as livelihoods, houses, shops, hospitals, schools infrastructure and mosques have been completely destroyed In most cities in Syria. Due to poor sanitation diseases are spreading rapidly as well.
Also the scarcity of resources has not only posed difficulties for the Syrian refugees but it has also placed a burden on the host states which are facing their own national economic, social and political challenges. Therefore it is vital that humanitarian organisations such as Muslim Aid continue to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of the affected Syrians.
Muslim Aid has served nearly 96,000 Syrians by distributing much needed relief items. With generous support from donors, Muslim Aid field offices in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, have been able to provide urgently needed emergency relief to over 66,000 Syrian refugees. Muslim Aid has also delivered aid to around 30,000 Syrian people inside Syria through its partners.
Muslim Aid’s recent humanitarian activity includes distribution of food in three main cities in Syria (Aleppo, Hama and Idlib) and medication and medical equipments to mobile clinics in Homs.
Distribution of relief packs containing food items, clothes, outerwear, thermals, blankets, coal and mattresses rugs and hygiene packs have taken place in Lebanon and Jordan for refugee families.
In Jordan, Muslim Aid’s healthcare intervention included the provision of two medical clinics in Al-Ramtha and Al-Mafraq, along the border for treating the sick and wounded refugees.
In Iraq, safe drinking water and hygiene packs have been distributed. Moreover, Iraq donated bakery machines to contribute in establishing a bakery inside Al Husaiba camp in Iraq. This will help create job opportunities and provide livelihood for the Syrian refugees.
However the increasing number of Syrians in need of humanitarian help shows that we need to continue to provide aid to meet the basic needs. Therefore donations are urgently needed to enable Muslim Aid to continue its humanitarian intervention.
Please donate to Muslim Aid’s Syria emergency appeal by calling (+44) 0207 377 4200 or visit our website www.muslimaid.org to view other methods of donations. You can donate by cheque, bank transfer or VISA. You can also donate your Zakat and Sadqah. At Muslim Aid we will distribute 100% of your Zakat donation without deducting any admin cost.
Muslim Aid is a registered charity in Britain (Charity Reg 295224).