Islamic Relief has released the latest figures from its emergency operations to assist those caught up in Syria’s brutal conflict.

The update on our work in August highlights the scale and depth of the protracted crisis, which has so far left 10.8 million people inside Syria in urgent need of humanitarian aid – and which has forced more than three million people to flee the war-torn country.

Life-saving aid inside Syria

Last month, Islamic Relief distributed over 2.8 million medical disposables as well as almost 14,000 hygiene kits to support those affected by the fighting. We also delivered more than 4,600 food parcels, 141 tonnes of flour and over 19,100 kilograms of dates. Thousands of plastic sheets also provided displaced families some additional protection from the elements, with over 7,700 articles of clothing also distributed.

Easing hardship for refugees in Jordan

In Jordan, we distributed over 166,000 food vouchers, enabling poor families to purchase nutritious food. Around 3,600 of the most vulnerable refugees benefitted from our case-for-rent scheme, which meets the cost of rented accommodation in a country in which rental costs are continuing to rise amidst the sustained influx of people fleeing Syria. Over 100 hygiene kits were also distributed, and we helped 805 students – many of whom had seen their education put on hold amidst the crisis – to enrol in local schools.


Islamic Relief is working in Syria and nearby countries to assist those caught up what has become the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century.

Vital assistance in Lebanon

We also provided a life-line to families seeking safety in Lebanon, a country which now hosts some 1.1 million registered Syrian refugees – a figure that continues to rise. We distributed more than 3,300 food parcels and 535 cans of baby milk during August alone.

We supported 975 people to access essential primary and secondary healthcare, and provided thousands of other items, including blankets, mattresses, carpets, and items for babies. Vulnerable children also received psychosocial support to enable them to adjust to their experiences and new lives as refugees.

Support in conflict-torn Iraq

Amidst the deepening humanitarian crisis in Iraq, we continued to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees. We distributed over 66,300 food vouchers and more than 1,000 food parcels, providing relief to families struggling to meet their basic food needs.

As the conflict in Syria continues to rage with no end yet in sight, Islamic Relief remains committed to providing humanitarian aid to those caught up in the violence. Upcoming projects include healthcare and work to provide vulnerable families with essential items for the winter months ahead. Please continue to support our life-saving work: donate to our Syria Crisis appeal today.