Recent escalation in conflict in Idlib has resulted in tens of thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. Airstrikes and bombardment have reportedly killed 84 people and left 173 people injured, and over the last 2 weeks an estimated 132,000 people have fled Idlib to areas near the Turkish border.
Islamic Relief’s Head of Middle East and North Africa Region, Najat Elhamri, said:
“The recent escalation of violence in the Idlib province has killed at least twenty six civilians and injured dozens in the last 24 hours, seven of whom are from the same family. The attacks targeted three different villages in the region; Talemns, Masaran and Badama.
“We are deeply concerned about the safety of people living in Idlib. The daily bombardment is killing and injuring innocent people, including children. In recent months several hospitals have been attacked and destroyed, leaving many without urgent medical attention.”
Islamic Relief teams have already mobilised resources to respond to this unfolding humanitarian catastrophe.
With existing provisions where internally displaced people (IDP) are arriving, an Islamic Relief supported hospital and mobile emergency units continue to provide free healthcare to the IDP population.
With thousands of people fleeing their homes, and services becoming over-stretched on the ground, we need your support to ensure to provide food and shelter for Syrian families.
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Syria Appeal: We need your help
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have already died and millions more displaced. We need your support to continue saving lives:
£50 can feed a family in Syria for a month
£65 can provide an emergency survival pack for a Syrian family
£150 can provide shelter and bedding for one person
Please donate now and help save lives in Syria.
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For the past eight years, the people of Syria have been suffering the devastating consequences of war with seemingly no end in sight.
Right now, a staggering 11.7 million people across Syria are in need of humanitarian aid, with 6.5 million people food insecure.
Over six million people are currently displaced inside Syria, whilst almost six million more have since been registered as refugees in various countries across the globe.
Islamic Relief’s £287 million Syria programme
Alhamdulillah, since the devastating conflict began, Islamic Relief has delivered more than £287 million worth of aid inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, assisting millions of vulnerable people.
In 2018 alone, we helped around three million people in need across Syria and in neighbouring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. Inside Syria, we’ve been working in areas such as Aleppo, Idlib and Homs, amongst others to provide life-saving assistance.
We urgently need your support to help save lives. Please donate now.
Our comprehensive Syria emergency response includes:
- Medical assistance
- Food parcels and World Food Programme vouchers
- Shelter assistance and housing grants
- Water and sanitation assistance
- Essential non-food items such as baby kits, blankets, clothing and heaters
- Financial assistance to help refugee families meet their urgent basic needs
- Livelihoods and educational support
- Psychosocial assistance for individuals and families left displaced by ongoing conflict
- Essential aid including food assistance for Palestinians living in Yarmouk camp