Syria Appeal
Five 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 5th year in conflict for the Syrian people. Islamic Relief is dedicated to standing with them every day until the crisis ends.


Islamic Relief has been responding to the crisis in Syria since 2011, working on the borders to provide people caught up in the violence with essential humanitarian aid. Since 2012, we have been working deep inside the country to reach vulnerable families.

Since the conflict began Islamic Relief has delivered more than $184 million worth of aid inside Syria and in neighbouring countries, assisting millions of Syrians. We are distributing food packs, clothes and medical supplies to communities under siege within Syria and displaced people along the Turkish border.

We are also running or supporting camps and providing livelihood programmes, education and psychosocial support for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Europe our teams are assisting Syrian refugees in Greece, Italy, Macedonia and Germany.

$100 can help a child with counselling services to overcome the psychological stress of war.

View detailed breakdown of response (pdf document)

Our comprehensive Syria emergency response includes:

  • Medical assistance
  • Food parcels and World Food Programme vouchers
  • Shelter and cash for rent
  • Water and sanitation
  • Essential items such as baby kits, blankets, clothing and heaters
  • Money to help refugee families meet their urgent basic needs
  • Livelihoods and education support

  • Psychosocial assistance for those displaced by the fighting
  • Essential aid and food supplies for Palestinians trapped in Yarmouk camp.
  • We also continue to push the international community for urgent action to end the conflict and to secure better humanitarian access in the war-torn country.

How can I help?

Give to Syria
Five 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.