The crisis in Syria has escalated to horrific proportions. The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria has escalated to an average of 6,000 a day during 2013 – a rate not seen since the genocide in Rwanda nearly two decades ago, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.
U.N. aid chief Valerie Amos said the world was “not only watching the destruction of a country but also of its people.” “The security, economic, political, social, development and humanitarian consequences of this crisis are extremely grave and its human impact immeasurable in terms of the long term trauma and emotional impact on this and future generations of Syrians,” Amos told the council. She said 6.8 million Syrians need urgent humanitarian assistance, including more than 4.2 million internally displaced, and that almost half of those needing help were children. The latest assessment by the World Food Programme was that 4 million people can no longer meet their basic food needs.
Amos said another $3.1 billion was needed to help people in Syria and neighbouring countries for the rest of the year. There are more than 600,000 refugees registered in Lebanon, 160,000 in Iraq, 90,000 in Egypt and 1 million in Turkey and Jordan.
The Jamiat is in its final preparation for its relief effort in Syrian Refugees. Our contributions to this cause will perhaps be like that ray of light that breaks through cloudy skies and bring joy to tortured hearts.
An Urgent Appeal is made to donate towards this cause.
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Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Relief Account
Account Number: 1355 154049
Reference: Syria Relief (Specify Lillah or Zakaat)
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has stated, “The Muslim nation is one body. If one part of the body is in pain, the entire body cries out in agony.” (Ibn Hibbaan)