humanitarian crisis

Sending cash is the only way to help Eastern Ghouta: GOTG

The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta has reached epic proportions, with 400,000 civilians living in the enclave continuing to suffer under daily aerial bombardment. On Sunday, February 19, Syrian forces backed by Russian warplanes escalated the offensive on the rebel held enclave with a relentless bombing that[…]

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AMA opens mobile clinics opened in Syria

By Wardah Wilkinson The Syrian conflict has been named the worst humanitarian crises of our time, with over a million people in need emergency medical treatment and basic food, hygiene packets, blankets and other daily necessities. The African Muslim Agency who has partnered with, the Saed Charity Association has sent[…]

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Ulema join call to support East Africa crisis

By Abubaker Abrahams The humanitarian conditions in the barren East Africa belt have deteriorated so badly yet the global response to the crisis remains inadequate. Over 20 million people across South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya are in urgent need of food, following months of drought, which have caused a[…]

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Over R10-million pledged in Syria telethon

In a record feat, a pledge line by the five-day old NGO #OperationSA to assist with humanitarian efforts in Syria raised over R10 million within five hours. The #SAveSyria campaign was launched at the weekend following calls to assist victims in Aleppo and other parts of war-torn Syria. Social activists[…]

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Working with refugees in Istanbul

FEATURE by Umarah Hartley This a part of a series focused on the work of international volunteers assisting Syrian refugees living in Turkey.  As of February 2016, the United Nations identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, nearly five million of which are refugees outside the country. So far, Turkey,[…]

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ISIL and Nusra put Yarmouk civilians in line of fire

Deadly fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the al-Nusra Front has put civilians, mostly Palestinian refugees, in danger yet again in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. Issam, a 54-year-old resident of Yarmouk, said that civilians have called for a temporary humanitarian ceasefire[…]

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