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Humanitarian Crisis in South Syria Continues

, / 1 year ago
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Syrian Refugees Continue to Battle For Survival Amid Conflict Taking Lives of Children and Women

 

Since the onset of the conflict in June, over 160 people have died, including 32 children and 33 women.

Latest figures indicate that over 234,500 people have been displaced from Southern Syria and many of them are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

70% of the current Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are located in Quneitra, a city in south western Syria, who have limited access to humanitarian assistance. If fighting continues, further displacement will be expected. Families have been affected most by the fighting, with the prices of simple life necessities increasing at almost unaffordable prices. The price of bread has increased by 276%, Burgul has increased by 150% and the fuel supply for transportation has increased from 189% to 422%.

Living conditions of IDPs are dire with many families and children seeking refuge in camps, open areas and informal settlements. Exposure to summer heat, desert winds and lack of adequate services such as water makes IDPs more vulnerable to being affected by disease and loss of hope.

In response to the current Humanitarian Conflict, Islamic Relief is closely monitoring the unfolding situation to provide multi-sector support including Ready-To-Eat food (RTE), WASH, NFI and Health interventions to reach Syrian children and families.

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