We have launched an emergency appeal to help 400,000 civilians trapped at the heart of an unforgiving war.
The humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Ghouta has claimed over 700 lives so far – observers fear thousands more, including women and children, are at risk as bombardments rain down on the area.
At Al-Khair Foundation we are spearheading an appeal to raise a £500,000 relief fund, so that we can provide humanitarian aid to the besieged area on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
“The situation in Ghouta would break anyone’s heart. They are suffering unimaginable pain and the death toll is rising by the hour” said AKF Chairman, Imam Qasim.
“They need us to provide a lifeline and they need it now. We encourage everyone to donate and to help us to save the lives of innocent families and children.”
Dozens of children have been killed and hundreds injured in five days of attacks by warplanes, while thousands of civilians are trapped in makeshift shelters without food, water or medicine.
“This is a desperate situation as people don’t even have the basic necessities to survive and, without our support, hundreds more will die,” Imam Qasim lamented , who is leading AKF’s live appeals on IQRA TV.
“Thousands have life threatening injuries and medical attention is urgently needed to save lives. But I am convinced that the public response will be strong and that we can use our expertise and networks to get the aid to where it is needed.
Imran Musa, AKF’s national manager adds: “We as a humanitarian charity try to save as many lives as possible, whether it be internationally or at home on our own doorstep.”
Al-Khair Foundation are working with local charity Syria Relief to get food, water and medical supplies into the besieged areas.
“We are committed to help the men, women and children under threat and to also supporting the amazingly brave medical staff and volunteers who are risking their lives to save others,” said Imam Qasim.
“But their futures are precarious if we don’t get more aid to them. This appeal is vital to their survival.”
£50 for Food
£100 for Medicine
£500 Shelter and water
Please Donate now to help save innocent Syrian lives – or tune into our live appeals on IQRA TV (Sky 819).