Please note: As of March 2018, donations made toward IRUSA’s Syria fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work for Syrian refugees in countries like Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.
ENVISIONING A BETTER SYRIA
You can help refugees and people in Syria keep moving forward. The Syrian refugee crisis continues, but donors like you have made critical resources such as medical aid, education development, and womens’ empowerment programs available for thousands. Winter also amplified their suffering to tragic levels, bringing freezing cold to the thin tents many call home. Every bit of help provide means new hope for families. With your continued to support IRUSA can provide more relief for people in need of aid.
Sharing your warmth helps get them through the winter. Donate now.
THE PAST DECADE OF CONFLICT
A conflict that started on March 15, 2011 has now surpassed seven years of violence and fear across Syria, and beyond its borders. At least half of those affected are children–more than 50% of Syrian children no longer attend school. For many of them, this war has been all they’ve ever known. (Read more on the plight facing Syrian children in “Childhood Interrupted: Lost Years for Children in the Syrian Refugee Crisis.”)
According to UNHCR and OCHA, there are more than 5 million registered Syrian refugees, and 13.5+ million people inside of Syria in need of humanitarian aid.The United Nations has declared the Syrian conflict “the worst of the 21st century.”
OUR BACKGROUND WITH SYRIAN PEOPLE
The Islamic Relief USA community has been able to serve more than 9.3 million Syrians in need, in Syria and in neighboring countries—giving items like food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, socks (read more in our Projects section). We strive to do more, and together with you, insha’Allah we can!
The content on this page serves to report on humanitarian efforts for those affected by this crisis, so while the title is “Syria,” the work spans across Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Information about efforts for Syrians and other refugees being helped is here.