The Syrian civil war of the last two years has led to over 100,000 fatalities, 4.25 million internally displaced people and over 2 million people displaced abroad, mostly in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
Many of the worst affected civilians are women with young children who are suffering shock, minor trauma, and lack food, safe water, hygiene and medical attention. There are large temporary camps now such as Za'atari in Jordan where conditions are not ideal. As winter approaches, they will also need blankets and warm clothing. There are also fears of the spread of typhoid and diarrhoea due to the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation in many of the refugee settings.
Humanity First is working with the UN and other NGOs on the ground and planning a long term assistance programme covering relief supplies and medical assistance in the region.
We are launching a global appeal today to ensure that we can respond effectively and long-term to assist the needy. The vast majority of our team are volunteers so you contribution will go a long way for the women and children in this disaster. Please donate and help us to make a difference for the innocent victims.