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.
The Charity has already started its humanitarian intervention by distributing essential food and non-food items, including blankets and sanitary items to 800 families in Lebanon. Muslim Aid is also closely monitoring developments and assessing the situation of refugees in Jordan.
A Spokesperson for the Charity said: “As a humanitarian NGO, it is incumbent upon Muslim Aid to help the Syrian refugees during this challenging time. We are also coordinating with other relief agencies to provide assistance to the displaced people. To support this emergency programme, we have launched an urgent appeal to raise funds for the Syrian refugees. Muslim Aid is hopeful that the public response to our appeal will be robust and allow us to continue to provide assistance at present, as well as later, if the situation deteriorates further.”
Notes to editors
1. Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 26 years, Muslim Aid has delivered services in over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief, capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes, education and skills training, microfinance and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.