March 15, 2022 marked 11 years since the start of the Syrian crisis; 11 years that families have had to live surrounded by violence; that Syrians have had to become refugees; that children have been denied their childhoods; that mothers have had to bury their husbands; that any sense of safety has been completely disrupted.
We must remember Syria on March 15 and every day of the year. We must commit to helping as many Syrians as we can, and doing everything in our power to let them know they have not been forgotten.
Islamic Relief donors from all around the world have helped some 3 million Syrians, and we are dedicated to doing more.
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, hygiene kits, education development, women’s empowerment programs, and more available for thousands.
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 are a few of our most recent efforts for families in need across Syria:
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.
When we met him a couple years ago, little Hassan was 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.”