SYRIA

From the onset of this crisis SKT Welfare committed itself to delivering aid within the country, as well as to Syrians inside Turkish and Jordanian refugee camps. As the crisis extends into its fifth year, so do our efforts…

How Many People We Helped

Why SKT Welfare?
SKT Welfare remains the charity of choice for many who want to help the Syrian people. Here are just a handful of our recent achievements!

  • We do not outsource any aspect of our aid delivery.
  • We have treated 120,000 people at our Al-Huda hospital in the last 12 months.
  • We have provided fresh bread from our Bakery inside Syria to over 731,864 people.
  • We have distributed over 16,648 food parcels in Damascus & Northern Syria.
  • We have distributed two tonnes of rice to poor families in West Ghouta.
  • We launched our Milk4Syria campaign in 2015 to provide babies with milk.
    It has benefitted 5,315 people so far.
  • We have financed and constructed a water well in the Qah Refugee Camp benefiting some 912,500 people so far.
  • We have set up schools in 3 different refugee camps.
  • We have distributed over 163,524 pieces of clothing in 2015.

We are not finished yet!

The crisis continues and so do we. We rely on your donations.

“FACTS” ABOUT THE CRISIS

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Every so often one of the notable international aid agencies and human rights groups issue a report notifying the public that the humanitarian catastrophe is spiraling out of control. And then, a few months later another report with similar conclusions follows, except this time the numbers look even more horrifying. The figures across all categories – whether talking about the dead, those displaced from their homes or those lacking healthcare and education – are sobering:

  • Death toll of over 150,000 and climbing – that’s nearly equivalent to the entire population of Geneva, wiped out – of which 10,000 comprise children. The UN gave up trying to keep a tally of the death toll in January 2014.
  • Over 9 million people are internally displaced – that’s half the population.
  • 2.7 million refugees in neighbouring countries – mostly women and children.
  • Roughly 75% of country has severely limited access to water and sanitation systems are almost non-existent in places, leading to the spread of diseases.
  • 75% of public hospitals are damaged or destroyed – with nearly half of their doctors fleeing the country.
  • 80,000 children now suffer from Polio – in 1995 this number was close to zero.

Major humanitarian relief agencies are too-often cut off from providing aid due to bureaucracy as well as the brutality of the war. UN Resolution 2139 which was meant to guarantee safe passage for humanitarian aid into the country, was effectively ignored. Access to basic essentials like bread and water has become increasingly difficult, and the simple task of purchasing food for one’s family can now take hours, driven by massive demand, huge queues, and insufficient supply. Black markets for commodities like bread have arisen, where ruthless profiteers quadruple the set price, crippling local families already beset by a lack of income. Hospitals are routinely bombed, with medical care professionals actively targeted for the services they provide to the injured. Countless numbers of Syrian women have been left widowed, and children orphaned.

The crisis continues…