3 million Syrians supported with £43 million response

Islamic Relief CEO Naser Haghamed states:

“The greatest challenge for our brave teams on the ground in Syria is that the security situation restricts their movement making it hard to reach besieged areas in dire need of assistance.”

“But Islamic Relief’s greatest accomplishments are our ability to access zones reached by no other aid agencies and the strength of support we are giving to health care projects in Syria.

“We could not do this vital work, or reach so many people, without the incredible support we have had from donors around the world.”

Islamic Relief’s programmes last year totalled £43.5m, with £30.5m of that spent within Syria and the remainder delivered across Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.

  • IR teams on the ground distributed food parcels to 450,000 people in Aleppo, Idlib, Moadamyah and Lattakia, as well as hard-to-reach and besieged areas of Madaya and Ghouta.
  • IR Ramadan and Qurbani food distributions reached half a million displaced Syrians.
  • Our partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) enabled us to aid 13,000 families in Aleppo and Idlib with montly food distributions.
  • Our supplementary feeding programme is boosting nutrition for 20,000 children aged under five.

Our field staff have provided over 100,000 people in Syria with clean water and sanitation, and necessities including tents, blankets and winter clothing to 150,000 people on northern Syria to survive through winter.

Among our proudest achievements is a programme which has alleviated the psychological suffering of children through counselling, educational support and child-friendly spaces for around 900 children in northern Aleppo.

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