Project information

Syria Crisis Appeal - Helping women and girls

As civil conflict and violence engulfs Syria, at least 4 million people have fled for safety, with over 1 million desperate refugees crossing Syria’s heavily mined borders to escape the growing violence.

The IRC is helping provide shelter, medical care and other essential support.

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Charity information: International Rescue Committee UK

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  • Need

    Need

    As civil conflict and violence engulfs Syria, up to 7,000 people are now fleeing Syria every day. At least 4 million people have fled for safety, with over 1 million desperate refugees crossing Syria’s heavily mined borders to escape the growing violence. Most people are seeking asylum in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

    Millions are in need of shelter, medical care and other critical aid to help recover and rebuild their lives.

    Solution

    The IRC is running a range of projects to help Syrian refugees. In Jordan, we are supporting 14,000 refugees by offering medical care whilst also distributing blankets, sleeping mats and hygiene supplies. In Iraq, we are working to protect women who experienced violence by providing medical assistance and counselling. In Lebanon, we are helping 1,300 families pay for essentials such as rent and food.

    With additional support, we will be able to support 1000s more people in need.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To protect refugees forced to flee the conflict in Syria.

    Activities

    » To provide safe spaces, emergency medical assistance and counselling to protect women who have experienced violence and abuse.
    » To help vulnerable families with financial support to pay for essentials such as rent, utilities and food.
    » To provide essential medical care and distribute blankets, sleeping mats and hygiene supplies to newly arrived refugees

    The IRC is working tirelessly through a range of projects in Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan to help people forced to escape the conflict in Syria.


  • Impact

    Impact

    In Jordan, the IRC is supporting 14,000 refugees by offering essential medical care whilst also distributing blankets, sleeping mats and hygiene supplies to new arrivals.

    In Iraq, we are working to protect women who experienced violence whilst fleeing Syria by providing safe spaces, medical assistance and counselling.

    In Lebanon, we are providing some 1,300 vulnerable families with financial support to pay for essentials such as rent, utilities.

    Risk

    As the conflict causes security risks in parts of the region, we follow vigorous security procedures, regularly reviewing our operations to ensure support is delivered safely and where the need is greatest. With the growing number of refugees putting strain on services in neighbouring countries, there is a possibility of tension between refugees and host communities. We are mitigating this risk by offering services, such as medical care, to refugees as well as people in host communities.

    Reporting

    We update our crisis watch webpage www.rescue-uk.org/crisis-watch to help keep supporters informed about the situation faced by refugees. We recently published a report, Syria: A Regional Crisis, which is available on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Women's centres Providing safe spaces, emergency medical assistance and counselling for women and girls.
      £20,000 Health clinics Offering medical care whilst also distributing blankets, sleeping mats and hygiene supplies.
      £20,000 Financial support Providing financial support to pay for essentials such as rent, utilities and food.
  • Background

    Location

    We are supporting Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

    Beneficiaries

    The IRC is supporting people who have fled Syria into Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey due to the ongoing conflict, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable - women and children.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over the past 80 years, the IRC has been responding to the needs of people escaping conflict and natural disaster in countries around the world including Vietnam, Pakistan, Uganda, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia and Afghanistan.

    Today, the IRC works to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict and natural disaster. In Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean, we work in refugee camps, disaster areas and countries hosting refugees.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Our Supports

    It is the general public's generosity that enables us to help people affected by the violence in Syria.

Syrian family forced to fleed the conflict

Syrian family forced to fleed the conflict

£20

Could buy hygiene kits 10 families.

“People are in urgent need of shelter, food, water, sanitation and medicine.”

Luan Meraku, who oversees the IRC’s humanitarian aid response in Jordan