The association Tübinger Syrienhilfe clearly and explicitly dissociates itself from Islamism and condemns any kind of Islamist terrorism in the strongest terms.
Endless tragedy in Syria
More than 12 million civilians are displaced, many cities are almost entirely devastated, and due to the precarious security situation, international emergency relief NGOs are unable to provide help in many regions. In addition, as the fate of the civilian population is less and less in the spotlight, the willingness to donate decreases. According to the German Red Cross, donations in 2016 only reached half of the amount of the previous year. The civilian population, suffering from the war, still urgently needs help.
Aims of our activities
We provide help for war victims in Syria by reconstructing destroyed infrastructure, supporting war orphans and widows, and by promoting the educational system and women.
We try to improve the living conditions of people in Syria, by means of focussed humanitarian help, and in collaboration with local humanitarian committees. Until the spring of 2015, we supported people in Eastern Syria, in particular in the city of Al Mayadin. Ever since 2012, Al Mayadin no longer belonged to the areas controlled by the Assad regime. However, the city has been occupied by the Islamist terror group IS since July 2014. We have been able to continue our activities under very difficult circumstances for some months. By the spring of 2015, we had to interrupt our activities for some well-known reasons. In the face of the misery caused by the war, we nevertheless decided to pursue our on-site activities, now providing help to the people of Erbin. The city located in the suburbs of Damascus is neither under control of the Assad regime nor of the radical islamists. Having been under siege by the regime in Damascus, Erbin has some 45,000 inhabitants.
Until August 2016, we also provided help to the city of Darayya which is equally located in the suburbs of Damascus. On August 28th, 2016, the Assad regime regained control of Darayya, and we were forced to discontinue or help for the city. Nevertheless, we are still in contact with the partners and the orphans that we supported in Darayya, and we will continue supporting them.
We don’t look away, we help!
How you can help
You can support our projects by financial contributions that will enable the Syrian relief committees to purchase staple food, drugs, medical instruments, and other goods. Your donations will also help to reconstruct destroyed buildings (e.g., schools), and infrastructure, and they will contribute to promote educational projects and women. At the moment, we are unable to accept in-kind contributions as their shipping has become impossible. We cordially invite you to become a member, to join our activities, or to sponsor a war orphan.