Syria Appeal
Seven years into the devastating conflict, Syrians both inside Syria, and living in surrounding countries as refugees, need our support more than ever.
Syria Appeal provides for Syrians:

This is the 7th year in conflict for the Syrian people. Islamic Relief is dedicated to standing with them every day until the crisis ends.


The Syrian civil war is now entering its 7th year, leaving in its wake the worst humanitarian crisis of our modern world. With at least 12 million people – that’s over half of the country’s pre-war population – facing the consequences of war, whether that be death, or expulsion from their homes, the need to provide help is now more urgent than ever.

With Syria in ruins, its people have attempted to find refuge in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. While many have found safety at the hands of refugee camps, living standards are horrific. Most are living without necessary sanitation, adequate food and clean water, and must go on day by day in deplorable housing conditions. Um Ahmad’s devastating state is just one in thousands.

Islamic Relief Australia has been on the ground in Syria since 2012. Whether it be Aleppo, Idlib, or Khan Sheikhon, we have been there. We have stood, and will continue to stand, side by side with the Syrians through every crisis they must endure. And when Syria has been out of reach, we lend a hand to its refugees wherever they may be.

Thanks to you, we have been able to provide over $184 million worth of aid to the people of Syria. Those in need have received medical assistance, shelter and cash for rent, educational support, clean water and sanitation, and so much more. This is what happens when we work together. You help us, help them.

How can I help?

Give to Syria
Seven years. Into the devastating conflict, Syrians both inside Syria, and living in surrounding countries as refugees, need our support more than ever.


Read FAQ’s
For your convenience, Islamic Relief Australia has answered frequently asked questions about Syria.

Does my donation really go into Syria?
Yes, funds which are raised for Syria go to supporting people inside Syria or for Syrian refugees in surrounding countries.

In the past, Islamic Relief Australia funding has been used in Aleppo, Al Ghouta, Madaya, and other regions and towns inside Syria. Funds have also been used in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Macedonia to assist Syrian refugees.

How quickly will my donation be on the ground?
Islamic Relief works as a family, and the funds donated by caring people such as yourself from all over the world are used together to provide not just immediate relief, but ongoing care. For that reason, your donation might be the one used to provide immediate assistance, or it might be the one used in the same community a month later, to make sure the people we’re helping get long-term support, and aren’t returned to their initial, desperate, situation.

I heard it’s dangerous or not allowed to donate to Syria because of ISIS. Is that true?
You can be assured when you donate to Islamic Relief Australia, you have made a secure donation which will assist the millions of Syrians in need, which will not ever be used to support any political movement or party.

NGOs must be extremely careful when working in active war zones to ensure the funds they raised are used to help innocent people in need, and aren’t used to benefit one political party or movement or another. Islamic Relief takes this responsibility very seriously and carefully monitors all our work in Syria to ensure, and demonstrate, that our projects help innocent civilians.
That’s why we’re a trusted partner of UN agencies, institutional funding bodies, and other NGOs around the world. So you can feel secure that your donation will be going exactly where you want it to- to alleviate the suffering of innocent Syrians.