How Islamic Relief is working across Syria’s borders

How Islamic Relief is working across Syria’s borders

by Samina Haq


Article, Journal


Islamic Relief Worldwide





2009, Conflict, External, Humanitarian, Islamic Relief, Middle East, Syria

  Islamic Relief is one of the few humanitarian organisations working cross-border to deliver aid in response to the deepening crisis in Syria. The conflict in the country has killed tens of thousands of people, and has driven over 1.5 million across its borders. For those still inside the country, needs are increasingly acute as conditions continue to deteriorate. It is estimated that over six million people are in need inside Syria. Islamic Relief staff have seen for themselves the horrific situation inside Syria. Millions are thought to be in dire need of food, water and sanitation. In the countries that border Syria, the humanitarian needs of many living in limbo in ever-expanding camps and host communities are deepening. Yet the lack of any significant international presence and proper camp management inside Syria is striking. Office Citation Samina Haq (2009), 'How Islamic Relief is working across Syria’s borders' in Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, Issue 59 November 2009 [Online] available at: