Refugee Crisis Appeal

A violent crackdown on peaceful protestors led Syria into a full-blown civil war. Since the start of the conflict, the Syrian regime has indiscriminately killed and prosecuted anyone who came in their pursuit of clinging on the power.

Since the start of the conflict in 2011, more than 6 million Syrians have been forced to flee their country. Over 7 million have been driven away from their homes but are still trapped inside the country. A vast majority of Syrian refugees who fled the country have managed to find safety from bombardment and torture in neighbouring countries.

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Where are Syrians fleeing to?

There are over 7 million Syrians displaced within Syria. They are currently living in small settlements and temporary accommodations like tents and makeshift houses. Often these camps are overcrowded and lack the basic necessities of life. The following countries are hosting the Syrian Refugees.

  • Turkey is hosting over 3.6 Syrian refugees and is the biggest taker of Syrian Refugees since the start of the Syrian War
  • Lebanon is home to over 944,000 Syrian refugees
  • Jordan has provided refuge to over 676,000 Syrians
  • German has taken in over 532,000 Syrians affected by the war
  • Iraq is home to over 253,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Egypt is hosting over 133,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Sweden has provided refuge to over 109,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Sudan is home to over 94,000 Syrians
  • Austria is providing safe haven to over 49,000 Syrians
  • The Netherlands is housing over 32,000 Syrian Refugees

83% of Syrian Refugees are still living in countries bordering Syria

Most of the refugees living in neighouring countries are living in temporary accommodations and lack access to nutritional food, clean drinking water, sanitation and safety from harsh weather conditions.

Syrian Refugees Facing Hardship

Living in these camp cities Syrian refugees’ struggles are increasing every day. Refugees living in these camps lack access to proper healthcare, sanitation, education, nutritional foods or clean drinking water. Every winter families are exposed to the harsh winter conditions and every summer they have nowhere to escape from the extreme heat and temperatures.

Islamic Welfare Trust’s Work with Syrian Refugees

Syrians are our Muslim brothers and sisters. It is every Muslim’s duty to help their Muslim brothers and sisters in need.

Narrated An-Nu`man bin Bashir:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “You see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it.” Sahih al-Bukhari

Alhamdulillah, with Allah’s blessing since the start of the Syrian crisis, Islamic Welfare Trust has been at the forefront of providing emergency aid to Syrian Refugees. Over the years we’ve distributed food packs, delivered winter packs and provided day to day essentials to thousands of Syrians living in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.

O Muslims. your Syrian brothers and sisters are in need to help. With your help, we can continue to offer emergency aid to the Syrian Refugees. We know that we on our own cannot change the situation of Syrian people but together we can make our contribution to help our Syrian brothers and sisters in need.

All our charity work is only possible with your generosity. Help us continue to support our Syrian brothers and sisters; donate today.

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