1 Million Flee Idlib, Syria: Save Lives Now

UPDATE (3/4/20): We’re rushing a mobile hospital into Idlib to provide rapid care to those on the run, as close to the frontlines as possible.

As many as 1 million are running for their lives in Idlib, the last opposition-held territory in Syria. Children are freezing. Families are being killed in airstrikes.

We’re actively working to meet the urgent needs of those fleeing to the surrounding countryside. But we can’t go it alone.

Give now to provide medical care, winter essentials, and food for families on the run.

Idlib: What You Should Know

The Crisis
  • The Syrian government and its Russian allies have stepped up their campaign to recapture Idlib, the last opposition-held province in Syria.
  • As many as half the people now living in Idlib are not from Idlib—they were forcibly displaced as other opposition-held parts of Syria came back under government control.
  • An estimated 900,000 to 1 million people have been displaced in Idlib since December 2019. Most have literally nowhere left to go. It is too dangerous for them to flee to government-controlled territory, and Turkey has closed its border to the north.
  • A small number of families have fled to the Aleppo countryside or east to Manbij, in the Kurdish-controlled part of Syria.    

Preemptive Love’s Response

  • We are rushing a mobile hospital to Idlib to serve displaced families as close to the frontlines as possible. We’ll provide general and specialized medical treatment, including pediatric care, ob/gyn care, and surgery.
  • We’re rushing thousands of bedrolls to the area to help families survive the cold.
  • Some of the biggest needs right now are winter survival gear and food. We have been providing both for months in areas outside Idlib, and we’re actively moving further into the conflict area.
  • We’re continuing our long-term work in Syria to help families recover from war—and prevent the next one from happening. We’re repairing bombed-out homes, bringing farms back to life, and creating hundreds of jobs.

The best way to stand with families is to give monthly, so we know exactly what we can commit to their most urgent needs—not just today, but the next month, and the next one after that.