Increasing conflict in Idlib: 1 million people displaced in the bitter cold

Displaced, cold, hungry, and with no shelter – families are at breaking point.

Since December 2019, conflict has escalated in North-West Syria. Hospitals, health facilities and camps have all been attacked – leaving an estimated 1 million people to flee to northwest Idlib and western Aleppo.

Yet this isn’t the first time…

Of the 3 million people already in Idlib, at least half were already displaced from other areas of Syria. Now with more people arriving, resources are stretched and there’s simply not enough resources to help everyone.

Camps are full and children are freezing to death as 200,000+ people have been left sleeping in open fields in temperatures of -7◦C.

We’ve never seen such high levels of displacement.

Our teams have been distributing mattresses, blankets, tents, food and clothes for children as well as heating equipment, but so much still needs to be done.

We desperately need your support to provide:

  • Emergency shelter: There are simply not enough tents for everyone in sub-zero temperatures
  • Food: We’re the World Food Programme’s main partner distributing fresh bread and ready-made meals
  • Medical care: Our mobile emergency unit is providing daily critical care where many hospitals have been suspended following attacks

Millions of people in Idlib urgently need your help. Donate now and help save lives.

£11 can provide warm clothing for a child

£18 can provide blankets for a family

£33 can provide fuel to keep a family warm

£50 can feed a family in Syria for one month

£168 can provide two families with emergency shelter

£229 can provide a family with shelter, fuel, blankets, warm clothes and food

Islamic Relief UK

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity that aims to alleviate the suffering of the worlds poorest people.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

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