Syria Crisis

Syria Crisis

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SixYears On: Muslim Hands is Still on the Ground in Syria

It’s been Six years since the beginning of the conflict in Syria and urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for over half the country’s population. Heavy bombing and violence have destroyed hospitals, schools and bakeries, the death toll is rising and millions have had to flee their homes

We have been working in Syria since 2012 delivering a constant supply of life saving emergency aid as well as supporting Syrian families with healthcare, education and livelihood projects. As the suffering shows no sign of subsiding, please remember Syria in your Sadaqah and Zakat

Key Facts

The situation in Syria has steadily deteriorated since the outbreak of conflict in 2011

6.5 million internally displaced people

This is more than the entire population of neighbouring Lebanon

4.5 million have fled Syria as refugees

Half of these are childreen

13.5 million in need of assistance

The biggest humanitarian crisis of our time

What We're Doing

Since the very beginning, Muslim Hands has been on the ground in Syria and on its borders.

Emergency food aid to the starving population of Madaya

40,000 families with essential food items

Almost 3,000 children with an education

Families in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey with winter parcels and hygiene kits

Medical treatment to over 30,000 patients

Water tanks for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Remaz and the Al-Fatera School : Rebuilding a Future from the Rubble

Remaz joined the Al-Fatera school, supported by Muslim Hands, in January. At just nine years of age, she has already experienced much upheaval. After the conflict in Syria broke out, her family were forced to leave home. They travelled to Turkey, before returning to Syria, but unable to go back home, they settled in Hama, 29 miles north of Homs.

Trying to study with seven other people in the house was not easy. Remaz says that before they found a school, her family tried to teach her at home, but a lack of books made it impossible.

Remaz was bored and her parents were saddened by the fact that their daughter was missing out on an education through factors they had no control over. But now things are much more positive. Remaz tells us that now she is at school, not only is her family a lot happier, but that she loves her, ‘school, teachers and friends’.

As teacher, Kotyba Al-Abrash explains, since the conflict erupted, 'Thousands of schools have been destroyed…

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Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.