Islamic Relief begins work with Syrians in Egypt

Report
from Islamic Relief
Published on 07 Mar 2013 View Original

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.

The project targets the most vulnerable refugees, including injured people, children, older people, single parents, people with disabilities and women in difficult circumstances.

We also plan to offer vocational training and psychosocial support to refugees in the coming weeks.

So far we have assisted 34 people and by the end of April we aim to have assisted 6,500 people.

There are 20,000 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR, and a further 23,000 awaiting registration.

Islamic Relief is working in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as inside Syria providing medicine, household items and food to families affected by the conflict.