CRISIS WORSES IN IDLIB
OVER 1 MILLION DISPLACED
Due to ever-increasing aerial attacks in Idlib, over 1 million people have been forced from their homes since early December.
To respond to the emergency in Idlib, MFA is building an Emergency Tent City to shelter displaced people.
Turkey, Russia and the Assad regime are all maneuvering for position in Idlib. The only certainty is that the situation will grow ever worse for the Syrian people.
IDP camps have long been stretched beyond capacity, and local resources are completely exhausted. People are living in open fields – with no shelter of any kind. The overwhelming majority are women and children. It’s the middle of winter and babies are dying in the freezing temperatures.
EMERGENCY TENT PROGRAM
The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (MFA) is the leading interfaith response to the Syrian refugee crisis. MFA has delivered more than $140 million worth of relief supplies to the region since October 2016.
To respond to the emergency in Idlib, MFA is building an Emergency Tent City to shelter displaced people:
The tents, sourced locally, are approximately 13’ x 19’ include floor cover and are supported by iron beams to withstand winter winds.
Each tent is divided into two rooms, to house two families.
The plans include arrangements for water and sanitary facilities and initial basic food rations.
The cost of the tents and the initial set up is only $300 apiece.
TENTS AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
MFA has raised sufficient funds to purchase approximately 700 tents and construction is already underway. This first section of 700 units to shelter 7,000 people is a start. However, the attacks – and the flood of people – increase daily. We must dramatically expand the project.
In an average 3-month period, MFA’s humanitarian aid containers serve approximately 25,500 people with immediate relief across 30 displaced persons camps.
In addition to tents, MFA is providing emergency relief supplies, such as food, water purification kits, and hygiene supplies, to respond to immediate needs.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
ORGANIZE A DRIVE
We can help you raise funds for the Emergency Tent Program. Please reach out to us by email to learn more at email@example.com.
MOBILIZE YOUR NETWORKS
Click here to view MFA's Emergency Tent Program toolkit with example emails and social media content to mobilize people in your network.
MAKE A DONATION
Please help. Even small donations will provide life-saving shelter – and save the lives of innocent civilians caught in this horrific war.
You can make a donation today online for the Emergency Tent Program below.