17 Sep 16 Amazing Charities Helping Syrian Refugees
If you want to help support Syrian refugees but don’t know how then we’ve got you covered. Check out these amazing charities making the difference to the lives of the people who need it the most.
Hand in Hand for Syria
Hand in Hand for Syria was set up very soon after the conflict began in 2011. They were the first people to take humanitarian aid into Syria, and have remained at the forefront of humanitarian aid in Syria ever since.
Syria Relief has a solid network of committed management and logistics staff on the ground inside Syria, striving to deliver humanitarian aid in hard-to-reach rural areas, as well as heavily populated and even some besieged areas. With help from the UK public Syria Relief has touched the lives of 1.8 million people!
Human Care Syria
For the past 3 years, through donations from the UK public, Human Care Syria has supported thousands of Syrians by providing emergency humanitarian aid in the form of shelter, food, medical aid and equipment for Syrian doctors as well as providing platforms for Syrians to start their own businesses.
CARE International are working to help people affected by the Syrian conflict. To date, they have reached more than 1,084,000 people in the region including over 400,000 people in northern Syria. They have also partnered with Novi Sad Humanitarian Centre to assist refugees crossing into Serbia.
Muslim Hands teams are on the ground in France, Austria, Greece and Germany, working with local volunteers and organisations, as well as with other international bodies to provide support for these refugee families. In addition to this Muslim Hands is funding two schools and educating almost 1,000 children in Syria
Since the start of the Syrian conflict, Tauheedul has established 10 schools inside Syria supporting over 2,500 children. School helps children deal with psychological trauma due to the exposure to unprecedented levels of violence, horrors of war and loss of loved ones. The schools also play an important role in securing the future of the children whilst creating employment opportunities for local teachers.
Since late 2011, the Mosaic Initiative has funded and facilitated various aid delivery projects that provide basic relief such as shelter, medicine, food, access to water, sanitation, clothing, education, and other humanitarian assistance, to people living in Syria and in refugee camps in neighboring countries.
Bidna Capoeira teaches capoeira, an art-form, developed around the 16th Century in Brazil, to children and youth who are the victims of conflict. They have been present throughout the Middle East since 2007 and given classes to over 10,000 children in the region.
A Village in Syria
A Village in Syria is run by professionals concerned with the welfare of people living under severe conditions in areas of international humanitarian concern. They have been able to show such support for the people in a village of formerly 500 inhabitants which had become the refuge for about 8,000 internally displaced persons during the civil war in Syria.
Human Concern was established with the aim of supplying humanitarian aid to men, women & children affected by the current crisis in Syria. The charity is run by a team of professional individuals that dedicate their time voluntarily and who run development projects inside Syria focusing mainly on the supporting hospitals & medical activities, and sponsoring schools & educational efforts.
World Vision UK
In May 2011 World Vision launched a massive response in partnership with other agencies to reach as many people as possible. They provided essentials like food vouchers, heaters, blankets and hygiene kits to help people stay warm, fed and healthy.
Médecins Sans Frontières
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
British Red Cross
The Red Cross supports refugees in a wide variety of ways, from offering emergency provisions to those facing severe hardship to giving orientation support and friendly advice to the most vulnerable. They also provide short-term support to help vulnerable refugees adapt to life in a new country.
In Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, Oxfam are providing life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital support for families who have lost everything. They are also helping those arriving in Europe by providing food, clothes, shoes, and personal hygiene kits as well as psychological and legal support.
Save the Children
In countries like Turkey, Greece and Italy, Save the Children provide children and their families with essentials that they desperately need – like food, water and shelter, as well as items like soap and toilet paper. They also provide children and their families with much needed food, safe water, medicine and shelter in Yemen, Jordan and Syria.
Syrian Aid started in early 2012 by a husband and wife who wanted to provide assistance to as many suffering Syrians as possible as their own family also had to flee to Lebanon for safety. They raised money from family and friends and arranged emergency assistance through food packages to over 300 families in Syria. Syrian Aid is currently focusing on humanitarian aid and child & orphan sponsorship in Syria and Syrian communities in Lebanon.
If you want to support these great charities and then you can find more information via the ‘Find a charity’ page on our website.