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Syria Appeal Update: 21st March 2012


The ongoing conflict in Syria has left over 200,000 Syrians displaced. Muslim Aid’s Syria Appeal has raised over £240,000 so far. Muslim Aid teams are on the ground in Lebanon and Jordan offering aid and support to the men, women and children fleeing their country for the security and safety of their lives.

Lebanon: As more Syrian villages are getting caught in the crossfire of conflict, refugees are fleeing to the mountainous areas of Eastern Lebanon, where NGO activity is low. The number of refugees entering the area is likely to increase due to the heavy shelling of villages near the border. Muslim Aid is currently completing a needs assessment in the area and has already started distributing emergency aid comprising of food and non-food items, including blankets and sanitary items to 500 families in Irsaal, Bekaa Valley.

Jordan: Two medical clinics are currently being planned and implemented in Ramtha and Mafraq, along the Jordanian border in order to treat sick and wounded refugees and sending them to hospitals in Amman if necessary. The situation is continuously being monitored. A headquarter team is visiting Jordan next week to assess the impact of our response.

Muslim Aid has launched an urgent appeal to provide humanitarian relief to Syrian refugees. As a result of the ongoing conflict and deteriorating living conditions in Syria, thousands of people have fled their homes and taken shelter in neighbouring countries.

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