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17 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

• Islamic Relief’s (IR) Syria Emergency Response has supported 7,126,795 people in Syria and neighbouring countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq, since 2012.

• More than 223 projects have been implemented to support the most vulnerable Syrians in Syria,
Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq in various sectors since 2012.

• Interventions varied from providing food aid, nonfood items, education support, shelter assistance, psychosocial support, WASH, and medical assistance.

28 May 2014 description
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Over 3 years of unrest have created the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern history of the Middle East region. Over 9 million Syrians are in need for humanitarian aid, around 6 million people have been internally displaced, more than 2.7 million refugees have fled the country to neighbouring countries.

12 Feb 2014 description
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£53 million emergency response to Syria delivered

Islamic Relief has released a new report, outlining the life-saving aid already provided to people suffering in Syria’s brutal conflict.

Orphaned children receive food and other essential items in Raqqa, Syria The report details our £53 million pound emergency response to the crisis, which funded the delivery of 87 projects in a single year.

07 Mar 2013 description
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Last month Islamic Relief began assisting Syrian refugees living in Egypt, in coordination with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

We are providing purpose-specific cash to refugees, while other development agencies provide food, as well as health and education services.

Over the next few months we will continue to assist thousands of Syrians with cash for household and winter supplies, as well as one-off emergency cash in the most extreme cases.

29 Jan 2013 description
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Syria Kuwait Conference INGO position paper

On the eve of a key meeting of donor counties, a coalition of six international humanitarian agencies has warned that the UN’s record $1.5 billion Syria humanitarian appeal remains only 3% funded, and some of the world’s richest countries have failed to provide sufficient support.

Almost a quarter of the world’s GDP is concentrated in 6 countries: Brazil, Japan, China, South Korea, Russia and Mexico. However these countries are failing the people of Syria with contributions considerably lower than other countries with comparable wealth (see tables below).

17 Jul 2012 description
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Islamic Relief has signed an extension to an existing contract with UNHCR, to manage the Al Saloum camp for Libyan and third country national refugees. The contract extension is valued at £1.7 million and will cover June to December 2012. The original agreement signed in February was worth £800,000. The camp is located in Egypt on the Libyan border and houses around 2,000 people who fled violence in Libya in 2011.

25 Mar 2011 description
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25 March 2011

Islamic Relief is assisting with the repatriation of Egyptian nationals as part of our emergency response, as well as continuing to support people who aren't able to return home yet.Islamic Relief, one of the first agencies to respond to the Libya crisis, is providing special flights to get hundreds of displaced Egyptians home safely.

Hundreds of thousands of people - migrant workers in particular - fled Libya when the country's government responded violently to an anti-government uprising.

03 Mar 2011 description
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(Washington, D.C., 3/1/11) - In response to the increasingly acute humanitarian situation at Libya's borders, Islamic Relief USA is launching an emergency appeal to assist Libyan refugees and migrant workers at both of Libya's borders.

More than 1,000 civilians have died and over 100,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries as a direct result of the violence, according the United Nations.

To date, Islamic Relief has provided emergency shelter and food to refugees fleeing the country on the eastern border with Egypt.

03 Mar 2011 description
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People are being urged to back Islamic Relief in its efforts to get humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people suffering as the situation in Libya escalates.

The humanitarian crisis on the western side of Libya and is rapidly increasing. Around 14,000 refugees crossed the border in to Tunisia yesterday alone, and Islamic Relief is working hard to meet the needs of those fleeing the country.