Syria Emergency Appeal

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Bombed. Displaced. Discarded. Forced out and freezing to death, over 900,000 Syrians – including half a million children – have been forced out of their homes in north-western Syria since December 2019.

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Syria Emergency Appeal

A staggering 900,000 people – including over half a million children – have been forced to flee their homes in Idlib since December. But camps are full and children are freezing to death as hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to sleep outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. Mothers huddle beneath plastic sheets with their children and elderly relatives, desperate to be warm and safe. But there is no escaping the bitter misery this winter. Please help save lives now.

£70 could feed a family in Syria for a month.

£100 can provide a family fleeing bombs in Idlib with emergency food, clean water, shelter and medical aid.

£165 can provide a displaced family with blankets, waterproof protective sheets, children’s clothes, raincoats and wellington boots.

It is the largest displacement of Syrians in the history of the nine-year war, and it has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Our teams are in Syria now but we urgently need more donations in order to shelter Syrian families from the freezing temperatures. Please help save lives now.

No life is safe in Syria

Hospitals, clinics and schools are being targeted by airstrikes and Human Appeal’s own staff have also been forced to flee their homes. No life is safe in Syria. Many people are fleeing to the Turkey border only to find it closed. They are trapped.

Behesti Ismail, Human Appeal’s Country Director for Turkey and Syria said: “When the people of Syria look out to the world they are left wondering: where is the moral outcry? This plea is on their behalf, and it is also up to us to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; whether that is because they are no longer with us due to this conflict, or because they have only just been born into a world that is crumbling around them.

“Nearly 3 million people need healthcare urgently, yet hospitals have been targeted. Newborn babies are taking their first breath in freezing tents and unsanitary camps that are over capacity by the thousands, yet are still being struck with missiles.

“An immediate ceasefire is the only way to end the mass human tragedy that is unfolding. Sadly, it is too late for many and the consequences of the conflict will be felt for generations, but hundreds of thousands of people can still be saved, if we act now and show Syria that the world cares.”

There are now reports that settlements for displaced Syrians are being targeted, which is resulting in deaths, injuries and further displacements.

With your support, our teams have been distributing lifesaving aid, including emergency food parcels to over 8,000 people, winter relief and shelter to 14,850 people, and medical aid to over 9,000 people through our Al Imaan Hospital and our mobile emergency clinics. This is providing displaced families with daily critical care where many hospitals have been suspended following the attacks. We need your help to allow us to reach more vulnerable displaced families.

Working in Syria since 2011, Human Appeal has provided relief to Syrians throughout the entirety of the conflict. Over the last 4 years, we’ve helped over 9 million people.

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Critical medical care

In Syria, 900,000 people are fleeing airstrikes in Idlib and thousands urgently need medical treatment.

Pregnant women cannot get the medicine they need, children are dying every single day, patients travel for hours to reach the hospitals that remain, and doctors and surgeons are forced to work by torchlight during frequent power cuts.

Thousands depend on Human Appeal’s Al Imaan Hospital in Sarmada, Idlib, but it’s in critical danger of closing. We need to treat 52,800 Syrians over the next year – 4,400 people per month – but without your donations, our hospital will soon have no funds or medicines left, and will be forced to close.

Please give £30 per month

Human Appeal's Work in Syria

Human Appeal has helped over 9 million Syrian people since the devastating conflict began, 9 years ago.

Your generous donations have helped us to:

  • In 2018 alone, we treated 19,523 children and 15,042 women, delivering over 1,930 babies and screening 32,387 children for malnutrition.

  • We provided 71,800 people in Syria with vital health and nutritional care.

  • We partnered with UNICEF to provide over 1,000 schools with vital educational and learning materials.

  • We transformed the life of a badly injured young girl caught up in the ongoing Syria conflict, by providing a pioneering artificial limb.

  • During Ramadan 2018, we delivered 4,000 food parcels to over 24,000 people, in partnership with the Islamic Welfare Association. We also distributed 1,784 toys for affected children.

  • We helped provide 64 of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugee families in Syria with emergency shelter.

  • Last year, your donations continued to repair and maintain the Dar al Salaam centre for Syrian widows and orphans in Turkey, as well as providing clothing suitable for summer and winter to 178 people. We are helping new residents to enrol in school, providing them with uniforms books and transport to their new schools. We also provided counselling sessions to help residents deal with the trauma they faced in Syria.

  • We helped provide 64 of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugee families in Syria with emergency shelter.

  • Since 2013, we distributed 53,300 tonnes of flour to bakeries across Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.

  • We provided 2,082,370 hungry people with nutritious food.

  • We provided healthcare to nearly 150,000 sick and wounded people.

Our ongoing Syria Emergency Appeal continues to ensure that as many lives are saved as possible.

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Samira's Struggle

Samira and her family of 10 fled Aleppo in 2011 at the start of the Syria conflict. They’ve been living in a cramped refugee camp in Lebanon ever since.

Sadly, Samira’s son, Jawad, has not spoken since the first bombings in Aleppo, which happened near the family home. He was just two years old. Too young to understand what was happening, yet he went into a shock, and never recovered.

Seven years later, Jawad is still afraid when he sees new people. He never plays. Never laughs. He communicates with his family using signs. Samira wishes her son could speak and attend school. Yet the everyday struggle of trying to feed her family and trying to access medical help is challenging enough.

Samira prays for a normal life. She dreams she will one day see her son talking and laughing. But like many Syrian refugees in Lebanon, her hope is fading.

With countless lives lost and no end to the war in sight, the Syria conflict, now in its eight year, is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country – more than 11 people – have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Our faith is needed now more than ever.

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