International Rescue Committee UK

Syria Crisis Appeal - Helping women and girls

As civil conflict and violence engulfs Syria, at least 4 million people have fled for safety, with over 1 million desperate refugees crossing Syria’s heavily mined borders to escape the growing violence. The IRC is helping provide shelter, medical care and other essential support.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 21 March 2013 to 1:00 PM, 30 April 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065972)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£620

Donations

11

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief

    Helping

Location

  • “People are in urgent need of shelter, food, water, sanitation and medicine.”

    — Luan Meraku, who oversees the IRC’s humanitarian aid response in Jordan

Situation

As civil conflict and violence engulfs Syria, up to 7,000 people are now fleeing Syria every day. At least 4 million people have fled for safety, with over 1 million desperate refugees crossing Syria’s heavily mined borders to escape the growing violence. Most people are seeking asylum in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. Millions are in need of shelter, medical care and other critical aid to help recover and rebuild their lives.

Solution

The IRC is running a range of projects to help Syrian refugees. In Jordan, we are supporting 14,000 refugees by offering medical care whilst also distributing blankets, sleeping mats and hygiene supplies. In Iraq, we are working to protect women who experienced violence by providing medical assistance and counselling. In Lebanon, we are helping 1,300 families pay for essentials such as rent and food. With additional support, we will be able to support 1000s more people in need.