Heavy rains and flash flooding have affected at least 41,200 people in northern Syria in the last 30 days. What temporary shelter they did have was completely wiped away. IRUSA has been partnering with to provide people who’ve been left with little food and shelter the resources to rebuild.
Many of the affected families were living in makeshift camps as a result of the ongoing crisis in the area. In one of the assessed camps, 90% of the population is only eating one meal or less per day. Left with nothing, they have little protection from the freezing winter conditions.
More rains are expected, which unfortunately means that the number of displaced family is almost certain to rise in the next few days!
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Violence, poverty, despair unfortunately continue into a tenth year for families across Syria with no end in site and, now, with the added devastation of coronavirus. But we are not hopeless! We envision a better world for our Syrian sisters and brothers, and pray that you will act with us to make that a reality.
Donors like you have made critical resources such as medical aid, education development, and women’s empowerment programs available for thousands. Winter also amplifies their suffering to tragic levels, bringing freezing cold to the thin tents many call home—but donors responded with blankets, warm clothes, and new mattresses.
Every bit of help provides new hope for families. With your continued compassion and support, IRUSA can provide more relief for people in need of aid.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for Syrians in need
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Syria a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can support mobile clinics to reach refugee families in remote areas
$250 can deliver hygiene kits to internally displaced people
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation
Little Hassan is only 5 — younger than the war in Syria that took his mother from him.
She was putting out the candle in his room when a barrel bomb fell on their house. She was killed instantly. Two of his sisters were killed too.
Rescuers pulled Hassan and one remaining sister from the rubble of their house and took them to a hospital. Hospitals in Syria are desperately short of all supplies, but Islamic Relief donors have provided medical supplies to the one Hassan was taken to — giving doctors tools to treat patients like him.
“The doctors here are looking after us and giving us medicine to reduce the pain in our feet,” he said. “They told me they will remove the metal pins in my feet and I will learn to walk again…I love football and swimming and fishing in the sea, but right now I just want to be able to walk…I love the doctors here–they are like mothers to me. Everyone here is so good, but I hope to get out of here…I pray that Allah heals all the patients who are in this hospital so they can walk with their own two feet again.”