“Over six gruesome years, Syria’s raging conflict has become the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said this week. “The entire country has become a torture-chamber: A place of savage horror and absolute injustice.”
Helping the millions of crisis-afflicted men, women and children in the devastated nation may seem like an impossible task if you’re thousands of miles away, but charities around the world are doing incredible work on this front ― and they need your support.
Islamic Relief USA is a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that seeks to alleviate poverty and suffering in countries including Syria. The organization says its donors have helped more than 9.5 million people through Syria projects to date. IRUSA has been supporting people in Aleppo for years, including providing food to 72,000 people who were under siege, but stresses the urgency for increased support.
“We are very concerned that what happened in Aleppo may happen in other areas such as Idlib, where we are also working,” said CEO Anwar Khan. “We are asking the international community to do more to provide safe spaces for civilians inside Syria.”