Syria Crisis Appeal

Over a quarter of a million people have lost their lives since the Syrian conflict began in 2011 and 5 million have become refugees. In Aleppo 300,000 people are under siege, cut off from outside aid.

£40 can feed and provide healthcare for five people inside Aleppo
£75 can provide clean drinking water for four families
£120 can provide four families trapped inside Aleppo with hygiene kits

Gripped by hunger and fear

The people of Aleppo are gripped by hunger and fear, their city surrounded and cut off from outside aid.

“This is one of the greatest humanitarian tragedies of our time,” says Imran Madden, Islamic Relief UK Director. “The reality is that if an immediate truce is not called, we could witness the slow death of over 300,000 women, children and men on our watch.

“We need those who are in a position of influence to take immediate action to open the corridors and let in vital aid and medical supplies as well as guaranteeing the safety of those who choose to stay.”

Responding inside Aleppo

Islamic Relief is on the ground deep inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, and has assisted over 6.5 million Syrians so far. We have helped prepare the country’s biggest city for this moment, stockpiling medical supplies for Aleppo’s hospitals, but its people are now under siege.

We are joining those lobbying for 48-hour truces to get aid in, and appealing again to our generous supporters to dig deep for all those affected by this protracted conflict. We are helping to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people inside Aleppo where we have already provided food, water and hygiene kits for thousands of families, as well as supplying essential medical aid to hospitals and clinics.

“These are tough times for women and children and for all civilians inside Syria,” says Ahmed Mahmoud of Islamic Relief Syria. “Some people have been displaced three, four or even five times in five years.”

As Ahmed says, “These people left their homes because of bombardments and moved to another location in camps. The camps were hit, so they moved to collective centres in schools. The schools were hit, so more people were injured and taken to hospital. The hospitals were hit, so where else would they go? We are trying our best to maintain our operations in this very difficult situation.” 

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With your support, we can help those living in desperate circumstances inside Aleppo and in other parts of Syria ravaged by conflict. The people of Aleppo need your help. Please donate generously.

Posted in: Current Appeals on Friday, 16 Sep, 2016