Increased fighting in Aleppo over the past week is now threatening the very existence of more than 100,000 men, women and children trapped inside the remaining part of Eastern Aleppo, without access to food, water or medical treatment. Many have been forced to hide underground in overcrowded shelters to escape the bombs raining down from the air and the advancement of troops on the ground.
An urgent debate was called today in Parliament, to call on the UK government to ensure a safe passage out of Aleppo for the remaining civilians. Islamic Relief joins international calls for all those in power to respect the sanctity of life and allow the safe evacuation of those trapped inside the city – before it’s too late.
Islamic Relief’s team is continuing to risk their own lives to provide lifesaving aid to those leaving Aleppo, distributing fresh bread and food parcels to tens of thousands of families in the region, providing medical support and winter survival kits, which include warm clothes and boots to withstand the harsh weather.
Please continue to support our work with the most vulnerable across the whole of Syria by donating, campaigning and praying for those affected by this conflict.