Above: Displaced children from Dara'a province in Quneitra, Syria on June 29, 2018. REUTERS, Alaa Al-Faqir
Conflict in southern Syria has displaced more than 330,000 people in recent weeks from Dara’a. Most have fled to Quneitra. Forced to flee at a moment’s notice, these families have traversed miles of dangerous desert with whatever belongings they could carry.
Relief International is the only international organization with direct operational capacity in Quneitra and the ability to respond.
We need your help to support the influx of new families to this area with mobile medical teams, emergency medicines, shelter and safe drinking water.
By making a donation to scale up RI’s long-standing operations in Syria, every dollar you pledge will be matched by the family of RI Board Member Daniel Bader, up to $50,000. Take action now and your gift will make twice the life-saving difference for Syrians fleeing violence.
RI teams are serving some of the most vulnerable people among the newly displaced in Quneitra, prioritizing women and children’s needs by:
- Connecting displaced families with shelter. To date, RI has either directly provided or assisted more than 400 people in finding temporary homes.
- Welcoming newly displaced children into our Child Friendly Schools in Quneitra.
- Offering protection services at RI’s Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces, which have been flooded with displaced people seeking help since this crisis began.
- Deploying three mobile medical teams to offer health, protection and psychosocial support to displaced families. In addition to providing life-saving health services, these mobile teams of doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical professionals will also link people with specialized health facilities.
- Delivering psychological first aid to help families cope with the ongoing crisis, including referring people to RI’s psychosocial support centers.
With your support, we can help vulnerable Syrian families survive this assault and recover with the safety and dignity they deserve.
RI teams have been serving families in Quneitra governorate since 2015 and today operate eight health facilities. Our work includes health, protection, psychosocial support and nutrition programming.