Following attacks in Damascus on 21st August that left hundreds of civilians dead, the situation within Syria has intensified. Now with the threat of further violence and military intervention, Muslim Aid have accelerated efforts to build and expand refugee and internally displaced people’s facilities in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Syria, in anticipation of a larger influx of people. Since conflicts began in Syria in March 2011, more than 100,000 people have been killed.
Over 2 million have fled violence and escaped to neighbouring countries, whilst over 4 million have been displaced inside Syria. The UN have described this as “the worst refugee crisis for 20 years”. In desperate need of shelter, healthcare, food and general assistance, Muslim Aid have been working inside Syria and neighbouring countries to assist those that have been displaced by the conflict. So far, distribution has included: