The news we have all been dreading has come from war-torn Idlib in north-west Syria.
The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed just a few days ago, which indicates that there may be further cases of the virus in a region where millions of displaced Syrians are living in makeshift camps.
Many hospitals and clinics in the region have already been destroyed or damaged meaning that an outbreak of COVID-19 will have a devastating impact on an already beleaguered people.
There is now a race against time to save lives by stopping the spread of the virus.
There are not enough hospital beds or supplies to treat those seriously ill. But, as we have seen in the UK, simple measures can make a huge difference.
If we act now to protect millions of vulnerable refugees and displaced people, many lives can be saved.
We need your help to:
People who have suffered so much need your help now more than ever to face this new threat.
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As the crisis enters its tenth year, the people of Syria have been suffering the devastating consequences of war with seemingly no end in sight. A generation of children are growing up knowing nothing but war.
Right now, a staggering 11.7 million people across Syria are in need of humanitarian aid, with 6.5 million people also facing food insecurity.
Over six million people are currently displaced inside Syria, and almost six million more have been registered as refugees in various countries across the globe.
Alhamdulillah, since the devastating conflict began, Islamic Relief has delivered more than £320 million worth of aid inside Syria. Aid has also reached neighbouring countries (Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey for Syrian refugees) assisting millions of vulnerable Syrians forced to flee their homes.
In 2019 alone, because of your donations, we helped over 2.3 million people affected by the Syrian conflict. Our teams on the ground have been able to provide life-saving assistance through:
Over the years we have been able to save millions of lives, but as the conflict rages on, we still urgently need your support – Please donate to our Syria Appeal and help save lives.