Syria Crisis

Syria Crisis

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Syria is Under Attack

Since 1st December, airstrikes and shelling in southern Idlib have forced almost 350,000 people to flee their homes. They are mostly fleeing to northern Idlib, seeking shelter in mosques, schools and existing refugee camps.

They have not eaten or slept for days. Fearing for their lives, they are fleeing during harsh winter weather, and they are in desperate need of food, water, blankets and medical care. Without our help, they may not survive this crisis.

Our partners are already on the ground supporting displaced families, but with thousands of refugees arriving every day in northern Idlib, we need your help to reach even more refugees with life-saving meals.

As temperatures plummet and freezing rains batter flimsy refugee tents, it is vital that we provide families with the nutritious food they need to survive this winter. Give now to feed refugees in Idlib city, Sarmada and Armanaz. 

 

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Nine Years On: Muslim Hands is Still Helping Syrian Refugees

Since 2011, the humanitarian crisis in Syria has left a massive amount of the population in desperate need of aid to survive. Over 11 million people within Syria are in urgent need of aid; that's more than half the population.

With your help, Muslim Hands has implemented several long-term projects in Syria. We set up a bread factory to provide food and livelihoods, as well as schools and vocational training centres to educate children and young people. We’ve given over 40,000 patients medical treatment and distributed emergency food and winter relief.

The conflict has also created one of the worst refugee crises of our time. Over 5.6 million people have been forced to flee Syria, mostly to overcrowded refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon. Half of these refugees are children.

The refugees are extremely vulnerable, living in temporary shelters and relying on aid for basic essentials. Our teams have been working with refugees since 2012, and we are continuously providing them with food and other necessities, as well as educating the children, running mobile health clinics and delivering psycho-social support to traumatised refugees.

As temperatures plummet to below zero, millions of Syrians in flimsy tents are vulnerable to hunger, serious illness and even death. Our teams are currently on the ground in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey distributing lifesaving winter items like food, fuel and warm clothes.

Give to our Winter Appeal today to protect Syrian refugees from the bitter cold this winter. Keep them warm, keep them alive.

Key Facts

Since the outbreak of conflict in 2011, the situation in Syria has steadily deteriorated

6.1 million internally displaced people

This is more than the entire population of neighbouring Lebanon

5.6 million have fled Syria as refugees

Half of them are children

Over 13 million within Syria in need of assistance

The biggest humanitarian crisis of our time

What We Are Doing

Muslim Hands has been on the ground in Syria and on its borders since the very beginning. So far, with your help, Muslim Hands has provided:

Emergency food and winter aid to the fleeing population of Eastern Aleppo

Over 4,000 children with an education

Nearly 100,000 people with emergency food items

Families in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey with winter parcels and hygiene kits

Medical treatment to over 40,000 patients

Water tanks, an ambulance service and pyscho-social support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

 

Helping Refugees Affected by Flooding

On 6th January 2019, Storm Norma brought heavy snowfall and severe flooding to the the camps of Lebanon, hitting the Bekaa Valley with particular ferocity. This was followed by Storm Miriam, which destroyed thousands of shelters and winter supplies, driving refugees out of their tents.

Our teams were on the ground in the Bekaa Valley after the floods hit, delivering vital aid including heating oil and emergency food parcels to thousands of refugees. With your support, we were able to replenish many winter supplies and help the Syrian families through the worst of the crisis.

The Big Aid Convoy

Over the last two years, Muslim Hands have been delivering a Big Aid Convoy of containers of food from the UK and South Africa to Syrian refugees.

Alhamdulilah, we were able to send £1.5 million worth of food aid, consisting of rice, flour and tinned food to Syrian families. 

This Ramadan, we're going to be sending another Big Aid Convoy to Syrian refugees. With your donations, we can reach even more families than we did last year, in sha' Allah. 

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Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.