Since the uprising began in March 2011, nearly 70,000 people have lost their lives in the Syrian conflict and millions have been forced to flee their homes. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating every day at an alarming rate.
• Over one million refugees
• 2 million displaced inside Syria
• 3 million facing food shortages inside Syria, while food prices have increased
• 59% of hospitals have been damaged or destroyed inside Syria
• Around 8,000 Syrians flee Syria each day – three times as high as it was two months ago
The civil war in Syria has forced up o three million people to abandon their homes, seeking safety in safer parts of Syria or the neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt. The refugees are facing cold winter conditions and many are in need of warmer shelter and winter provisions.
The humanitarian situation in Syria is stark. The public infrastructure inside Syria is severely damaged including homes, clinics, hospitals and other essential services such as water and sanitation networks. The result of which are overcrowded shelters. Furthermore, violence restricts men, women and children’s access to drinking water, food and health services. Many displaced Syrians are staying in unsuitable unfurnished locations such as schools, sheds and poultry farms. They are living in unbearable conditions - warm clothing, heating, and blankets are in dire need.
Islamic Relief has been providing support to Syrians since May 2011 from Syria’s neighbouring countries, offering food, subsidies for rent, blankets, and hygiene kits. Since June 2012, Islamic Relief has been providing medical aid inside Syria.
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