Syria Emergency

It’s been 9 years since the start of the Syrian War with no end in sight.

According to the United Nations more than 5 million people have fled the country since the start of the Syrian War. Tens of millions of people have had to escape from their homes to find somewhere safer to live.

Many millions more people have been internally displaced looking for pockets of areas they can temporarily take shelter from the chaos taking place in Syria. By December 2018 the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights recorded that 367,965 people had lost their lives. The figure does not include those people that are missing.

Millions of people inside Syria are in need of help along with many more living in dire conditions in camps in neighbouring countries. Ordinary people inside Syria have suffered a truly harrowing experience of trauma, violence, distress and lost many family members and loved ones.

Immediate humanitarian assistance is needed including food, shelter, clean water as well as access to basic health facilities and psycho-social support.

We are working closely with our field offices on the ground to provide essential support to those affected. But we need your urgent support!

In January 2019, more than 15 million people were estimated to be in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

On the 28th February 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) organised a two day operation sending 55 tons of medicine and medical supplies in to Syria. Upon arrival a surgeon in North western Aleppo stated “This is the bleakest situation we’ve been in since the war started. People don’t have any idea where to go, they only know they need to get away from the bombing,”

Syria is suffering from the largest displacement of Syrians in the history of the long war and it has been described by many as the worst humanitarian crisis in Syrian History.

£90 can provide a family with a food parcel to feed a family in Syria for a month

£150 can provide a family fleeing conflict areas with emergency food, clean water, shelter and medical aid

£200 can provide families with blankets, waterproof plastic protective sheeting, clothes, raincoats and wellington boots