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Five Years On: Muslim Hands is Still on the Ground in Syria

Five years since the start of conflict in Syria and over half the country’s population is in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Hospitals, schools and bakeries have been destroyed by heavy bombing and violence, hundreds of thousands have been killed and millions more have had to flee their homes.

Muslim Hands has been working in Syria since 2012. With your help we've delivered a continual supply of life-saving emergency aid as well as supporting Syrian families with education, healthcare and livelihoods projects. As the suffering shows no sign of abating, please remember Syria in your Sadaqah and Zakat.

Key Facts

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

6.5 million internally displaced people

This is more than the entire population of neighbouring Lebanon

4.5 million have fled Syria as refugees

Half of these are childreen

13.5 million in need of assistance

The biggest humanitarian crisis of our time

What We're 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

Nearly 100,000 people with emergency food items

Over 4,000 children with an education

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 suuport for Syrian refugees in Lebanon


Supporting Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Our film below takes a look at Muslim Hands's latest visit to the refugee camps we support in Syria.

Since 2011, Syrian refugees have been spilling into Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. In Lebanon, a country the size of Yorkshire, Syrians make up more than 25% of the population.

In March 2016, our teams visited eight refugee camps in Lebanon to deliver vital food relief and catch up with the families we support.

 

Remaz and the Al-Fatera School : Rebuilding a Future from the Rubble

Remaz joined the Al-Fatera school, supported by Muslim Hands, in January. At just nine years of age, she has already experienced much upheaval. After the conflict in Syria broke out, her family were forced to leave home. They travelled to Turkey, before returning to Syria, but unable to go back home, they settled in Hama, 29 miles north of Homs.

Trying to study with seven other people in the house was not easy. Remaz says that before they found a school, her family tried to teach her at home, but a lack of books made it impossible.

Remaz was bored and her parents were saddened by the fact that their daughter was missing out on an education through factors they had no control over. But now things are much more positive. Remaz tells us that now she is at school, not only is her family a lot happier, but that she loves her, ‘school, teachers and friends’.

As teacher, Kotyba Al-Abrash explains, since the conflict erupted, 'Thousands of schools have been destroyed…

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Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty.

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