Syria Appeal

    The oppression in Syria continues.

    Men, women and children continue to be murdered. Homes, clinics, hospitals and schools continue to be bombed. The sanctity and honour of Muslims continue to be violated.

    Families continue to be butchered by militia, illegally detained and tortured. Their wounded continue to die slow deaths and their dead continue to remain unburied.

    Around half million residents are meanwhile starving due to on-going military sieges in 18 areas. Punished with hunger, countless have starved to death.

    Conservative estimates suggest over 400,000 have been killed. Hundreds every day, murdered in cold blood, continue to add to this tally. Whatever one can say to describe the suffering that has taken place, it has been more than this.

    Ummah Welfare Trust has not relented in its supported for families in Syria. The charity has spent over £15 million providing our courageous brothers and sisters here with every type of assistance.

    Your aid continues to make a difference, reaching families in embattled towns, besieged suburbs and isolated camps.

    Babul Hawa

    Aiding the Displaced in Syria (chronologically since early 2012):

    • 8,000 food packs distributed to families across Homs, Damascus and Aleppo
    • 200 wounded victims in Homs received emergency medical treatment
    • For the 2012 Qurbani programme, 108 sheep and 50 cows were sacrficed. Meat was distributed in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo.
    • 1,200 medical kits (550 at one time and then 650 later) provided to medical centres across northern Syria
    • 50 tonnes of flour distributed across rural areas
    • Winter aid kits provided to hundreds families in Aleppo
    • In April 2013, 7,000 newly-affected families across the Idlib, Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, Homs, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and the coastal areas received food supplies.
    • Through May and June 2013, over 8,500 families from Daraya, Shab'a, Aqraba, Nashabiya, and Marj as-Sultan received food supplies.
    • Cooked food was provided to thousands of newly arrived refugees in Bab al-Salamah.
    • 4,000 women and girls in Bab al-Salamah all received new abayas.
    • For Ramadhan 2013, nearly 16,000 families received food provisions. Families in Idlib, Aleppo, Homs Raqqa, Hama, Lazkiye and Tal Abyad all benefited alhamdulillah.
    • For the Qurbani programme in 2013, 100 cows and 200 sheep were sacrificed. Meat was distributed to families in Damascus, Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Hama and Homs. Approximately 10,000 families received Udhiyyah meat.
    • Since June 2013, widowed and orphaned families have been living in Ummah Welfare Trust's Ummah Camp in Samarda. Alhamdulillah this camp caters for all the families' needs.
    • For Eid ul Adha, gifts were distributed to children in Daraya.
    • In Mouadamiah, where 'ulema has passed a fatwa that families are allowed to eat cats, food baskets were distributed to nearly 400 families.
    • New clothing and medical supplies have been distributed to families in Ghouta.
    • Through September 2013, a total of 500 families from Khaydariya, Batan al Qas or Al Jallom (Aleppo) received food packs.
    • Through the same month, 350 families (of martyrs) from the Idlib areas of Marafat Numaan and Jesr Shugur received food packs.


    • For Operation Abu Ubaydah, over 3,000 families living in displacement camps across Idlib received coats, hats, scarves, blankets and biscuits.
    • Alhamdulillah, Operation Abu Ubaydah also saw 6,000 blankets; 4,453 food packs; 2,865 mattresses; 12,000 packs of baby food and 10,500 packs of baby biscuits distributed across Hama, Aleppo, Idlib and Homs.
    • Across East and Western Ghouta, 1,900 displaced families benefitted from winter provisions of food, clothing and blankets.
    • Through November 2013, over 2,000 blankets were distributed across Idlib.
    • Families residing in the Ummah Camp each received new heaters. A diesel generator was also later installed in the camp.
    • As part of the Abu Ubaydah Campaign, in December 2013, 850 in Aleppo families each received food baskets and blankets; while in Idlib, 850 families received food baskets and cash grants.
    • Through January to March 2014, 2,175 families received food baskets nappies or baby milk, depending on their situation. A further 6,075 families received blankets, baby milk, biscuits and, as and when needed, hygiene and clothing supplies. Distributions took place across Idlib, Hama, Homs, Raqqa and Lattakia.
    • A medical clinic in Sheikh Miskin, Dera'a, was funded. Over 2,000 patients were treated.
    • From January 2014 to May 2014, 6,000 double blankets, 2,865 mattresses, 4,453 food packs and 10,500 packs of baby biscuits were distributed across IDP clusters in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.
    • £140,000 was spent supporting the operations wing at Babul Hawa Hospital. Approximately 60 wounded patients are being treated each day.
    • Aresalah schools and Al-Nour school, in the Damascus suburbs of Ghouta, are being subsidised. Alhamdulillah, 767 children are receiving free education.
    • Towards the start of spring 2014, 1,127 families inside Aleppo received gas and diesel supplies.
    • Through the spring of this year, 320 families from Sheikh Issa or Al-Atareb (both in Idlib) received food and hygiene supplies. Displaced families residing in the Roman ruins of Shansherah also received support.
    • As part of the Kidz 4 Kidz campaign, 3,000 displaced children in Idlib and Aleppo were provided with clothes, stationary, toys and sweets.
    • In April 2014, a bread factory in Tal al Karamah was established. Over 1,500 packs of bread are now being produced each day.
    • Four operating theatres at the Babul Hawa hospital were fully equipped. The theatres will help surgeons perform life-saving surgery to innocents wounded in the fighting.
    • Over 800 orphans inside Syria are currently being supported in the Orphan Support scheme.
    • For the summer of 2014, 2,186 orphans received new clothes. Orphans residing in refugee camps in Turkey, Idlib and Azaz benefitted.
    • In June 2014, a container of baby milk powder was prepared and shipped to Turkey. Thousands of cans of milk powder was then delivered to displaced famiiles in Idlib and Aleppo.
    • For Ramadhan 2014, Ummah Welfare Trust delivered a convoy of goods to Syria worth £1 million. The 70-truck convoy delivered supplies to families in Damascus, Aleppo and Deir Ezzor. Over 50,000 families benefitted.
    • Also for Ramadhan 2014, 6,650 families inside Aleppo and 1,954 families in Zorba (South Aleppo) received Iftaar provisions.
    • For Qurbani 2014, 1,500 sheep were sacrificed. Meat was distributed in the old city of Aleppo; in Hretan and Zammar (Aleppo countryside); in the Idlib countryside; inside Deir Ezzor; and in the Hama countryside. Over 10,000 families benefitted.
    • 12,900 tins of baby milk were distributed in Aleppo, Hama and Idlib.
    • The new paediatric surgery unit at Babul Hawa hospital in Syria was fully equipped. Supplies - worth more than £100,000 in total - included incubators, surgical equipment and an anaesthetic machine capable of dealing with neonates.


    • For the winter of 2014-15, 2,000 families each received 3 blankets and a cash grant of $100. Families from the districts of Idlib, Aleppo and Deir Ezzor were helped.
    • 5,000 Syrian refugees in Arsal camp, Lebanon, were supported with food provisions, fuel and a daily supply of fresh bread for the winter of 2014-15.
    • 20,000 pairs of winter socks were donated and distributed to families across Idlib and Aleppo.
    • 21,000 blankets were distributed to families across rural Aleppo.
    • In a project worth £1 million, 26,000 families across Idlib, Aleppo and Lattakia received clothes, blankets, mattresses and toiletries.
    • Operating costs at the Speciality Hospital in Babul Hawa were covered by Ummah Welfare Trust for three months. This was during a period when the hospital was overworked due to collapse of several hospitals in nearby areas.
    • For Ramadhan 2015, Iftaar packs were provided to 5,600 families in Ghouta, 3,370 families in Hama, 2,071 families in Homs, 1,153 families in Houla, 640 families in Raqqa, and over 10,000 families across Idlib and Aleppo. A further 6,000 families, stretching from Idlib to Lattakia to Hama, also received food packs, alhamdulillah.
    • For Eid ul Fitr 2015, 5,270 children, around Idlib or Aleppo, received toys and clothes.
    • After establishing the Ummah Camp in Idlib, the charity helped establish a 'container' village in Aleppo where a further 100 families are today supported. Families, either widowed or orphaned, are given free schooling, cooked meals, medical treatment and clothing for the different seasons. Each home is a prefabricated container, equipped with mattresses, fans, heaters, blankets and utensils.
    • During a proliferation of fighting in the summer of 2015, Ummah Welfare Trust provided food baskets to 1,500 isolated families in Deir Ezzor, 588 displaced families in Hama, and 2,900 displaced families in southern Idlib. Fresh bread was delivered to 7,300 households in besieged Ghouta, while 850 refugee families in Arsal, Lebanon, each received a food basket and bread daily for a month.
    • Eight bakeries in besieged Houla, Homs, were provided with a production subsidy to help reduce the price of bread to pre-war levels, allowing thousands of families to purchase affordable bread. Poorer families were given bread for free.
    • A bakery in rural Hama was subsidised allowing thousands of newly-displaced families to receive bread daily for a month.
    • A new bakery was established in Ariha, Idlib. The bakery provides 1.4kg of bread freely to 2,100 displaced families every day.
    • For Qurbani 2015, 1,000 sheep and 62 bulls were sacrificed. Fresh Udhiyyah was distributed to families in Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, Hama and Deir Ezzor. Around 30,000 families benefitted, alhamdulillah.
    • The orphan sponsorship programme across the country has expanded. 2,250 orphans (an increase of a thousand from 2014) now receive monthly support.
    • For the winter of 2015-16, Ummah Welfare Trust provided cash grants to 6,000 displaced families now facing higher costs. Of these, 3,000 families were also given food baskets, 1,500 received fuel, and the remaining 1,500 were given blankets.
    • Following the destruction of a vital relief warehouse in Reyhanli, Turkey, Ummah Welfare Trust provided £100,000 towards its restoration. The warehouse stocks vital relief supplies for Syria's suffering families.
    • Towards the end of 2015, Ummah Welfare Trust launched Operation 'Uthman al Ghani R.A. The winter campaign supported over 60,000 families across Syria with basic food and winter items. Soup kitchens were also set-up, feeding thousands of people who had fled fighting. The campaign became the charity's largest ever winter campaign in Syria, alhamdulillah.


    • In early 2016, in response to the intensified bombings over Aleppo, Ummah Welfare Trust established a soup kitchen in Idlib to feed around 5,000 people fleeing the raids.
    • The massive spike in injuries also prompted the charity to ship 10,000 packs of Celox (an emergency blood-stopping agent) from the UK to hospitals and clinics across Syria.
    • As part of the annual Kidz 4 Kidz campaign, in February 2016, over 1,600 orphan received new gifts, alhamdulillah.
    • To help widowed families whose savings had been exhausted due to prolonged displacement, cash grants were provided to hundreds of widows in the Rayyan, Shammarin and Siccu displacement camps.
    • Alhamdulillah, the support of two schools in Ghouta (Alresalah School and Al Nour School), was expanded to include another 4 schools in Ghouta. The schools are in Kafar Batna, Hamouria, Jesrin and Western Ghouta. Around 2,000 children in Ghouta, which has been the scene of a three year hunger siege, receive a primary education and much-needed social support.
    • Also in Ghouta, where many mothers cannot lactate due to a lack of food, Ummah Welfare Trust helped provide 2,540 families each with six cans of milk powder. Mothers were also given instructions on how to prepare formula for their children.
    • In response to the starvation pervading besieged parts of Syria, Ummah Welfare Trust helped provide cooked meals daily to encircled residents in the mountainous town of Madaya and the Damascus suburb of Darayya. Hundreds of malnourished residents, many of whom were children, were fed.
    • Embattled and besieged residents in the Damascus suburbs of Moadamiyeh, Kesweh, Khan al Sheeh, Al Qadam and Al Sheeh Mountain also received dry food packages.

    Aiding newly-arrived Refugees in Jordan and Turkey
    (through 2012 and start of 2013):

    • 24,000 families provided with emergency food provisions
    • 4,000 families received kitchen and wash utensils
    • 4,000 families received hygiene kits
    • Winter aid kits provided to wounded refugees


    Allah is our witness; we must continue to help. Ummah Welfare Trust needs your donations in order to continue supporting the millions affected by the violence.

    When we stand in front of Allah, Glory be to Him, we will not regret the help and money we rendered to the suffering Muslims of Bilaad al Shaam inshaAllah.

    Reach out and be generous to families here.

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