“The best charity is that given in Ramadan.” (al-Tirmidhi)
A ten-year-old Syrian today will never have known a world without conflict. Across Syria, 11.7 million people need humanitarian support, and almost 1 million have fled their the bombs in Idlib since December.
It is the largest displacement of Syrians in the history of the ten-year war, and it has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria.
Right now in Syria, 6.5 million people need food to survive. Medicines are running out. Hospitals are being bombed. Doctors are working by torchlight. With half of all healthcare facilities shut, services are stretched to the brink, diseases can spiral, and the most vulnerable people are put at even greater risk.
Change lives now, for a better tomorrow
Help us to support vulnerable families in this critical time, so that they don’t have to choose between having food to eat and staying safe from COVID-19. Provide a displaced family with food to last the entire month of Ramadan.
Help us to provide emergency aid to the most vulnerable displaced families this Ramadan too, so that they can live in comfort and dignity.
We’ve re-opened Al Imaan Hospital in Idlib, providing critical care to vulnerable people who have fled the violence, and we’re also running a mobile clinic, helping some of the most at-risk and isolated people to access doctors, nurses and midwives, so that we can save the lives of those who can’t travel to hospital.
Tens of thousands of people depend on our healthcare. We treat around 4,400 people every single month, but we’re in critical danger of closing. Our medicines are running low and, without your help, we’ll be forced to shut, leaving tens of thousands of vulnerable people with nowhere to turn.
Now is the time to save lives in Syria.
Risking death to give birth
Now in its tenth year, the Syrian conflict has claimed hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and displaced millions. Pregnant women, mothers and young girls continue to be some of the worst affected by the devastation of war. Dangerous pregnancies, malnourishment and displacement are widespread, but Syria’s healthcare system has suffered to a horrifying extent.
Almost 600 hospitals have been bombed, leaving few places for suffering women and girls to turn. Maternal mortality has risen by 40% since the conflict began as complications in pregnancy are exacerbated by the ongoing conflict.
Human Appeal have created a detailed report where you can find out more about how Syrian women and girls are struggling to access the healthcare they desperately need, and why we must do more to support them.
For almost a decade, millions of Syrian women of reproductive age affected by the crisis and thousands of medical staff have demonstrated tremendous strength and resilience in the face of unfathomable adversity.
You can help by supporting our Al Imaan Hospital for Women and Children in Idlib, featured in the report, with lifesaving medicine and equipment whilst supporting our dedicated doctors, nurses and midwives who continue to risk their lives on the frontline to ensure Syria’s women and girls can keep accessing the help they need.Download PDF
Why give to Human Appeal?
We’ve been working in Syria since the very beginning of the conflict in 2011. This wealth of experience has allowed us to design the most impactful projects that meet the most urgent needs in Syria today – ongoing healthcare and urgent food.
Our projects are run by local staff, our hospital is manned by local doctors and nurses, all working together to improve the lives of the most vulnerable, and the future of their country. When you entrust your charity to us, it’s supported by 29 years’ experience, and specialists in protection, child safety, and emergency response.
If you want to change lives in Syria, with meaningful, impactful projects run by capable, caring hands, give your charity through Human Appeal.
Last year, you helped us to treat 102,302 people at our old hospital in Aleppo, before it was bombed and forced to close in August. Over the last 4 years, we’ve helped over 9 million Syrians.
Donate to save lives in Syria.
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.