Syria has been at war for over seven years, with no end in sight. The Syrian conflict is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of this century, with a death toll nearing half a million and over 13 million in desperate need of aid, including five million children. Over six million people have already been displaced within Syria and more than five million are living as refugees in neighbouring countries. Families have two choices: struggle to stay alive inside Syria or risk their lives by fleeing.
The latest massacre in Idlib is causing a major humanitarian crisis. 3 million civilians are trapped inside the province, including 1 million children. They have no food, water or shelter, and no clear escape route.
The situation is catastrophic. Of the 3 million civilians trying to survive in Idlib, over a third are displaced Syrians from other parts of the country. Many are now fleeing to Turkey where camps are already overstretched to the limit. People urgently need food, shelter, and access to decent healthcare, clean water and sanitation.
We are responding to this crisis by stepping up our efforts in Syria, providing emergency kits that contain safe water, food, hygiene packs and vouchers for medical care.
Despite the ongoing escalation in hostilities, our work in Syria continues, providing vital assistance to those most vulnerable.
We must not turn our backs. We can do nothing without your help. Please save precious lives today.
Help a Syrian Family who is in desperate need
We’re in Syria and its neighbouring countries providing vital support to vulnerable families and children who have fled from war zones and to those who have been able to escape to safety.
You can help provide a lifeline to Syrians both at home, in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
You can save a precious life today
Human Appeal's Work in Syria
Human Appeal has been helping people in Syria since this devastating humanitarian crisis began in 2011. In total, we have helped 2,326,038 people in Syria.
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Samira and her family of 10 fled Aleppo in 2011 at the start of the Syria conflict. They’ve been living in a cramped refugee camp in Lebanon ever since.
Sadly, Samira’s son, Jawad, has not spoken since the first bombings in Aleppo, which happened near the family home. He was just two years old. Too young to understand what was happening, yet he went into a shock, and never recovered.
Seven years later, Jawad is still afraid when he sees new people. He never plays. Never laughs. He communicates with his family using signs. Samira wishes her son could speak and attend school. Yet the everyday struggle of trying to feed her family and trying to access medical help is challenging enough.
Samira prays for a normal life. She dreams she will one day see her son talking and laughing. But like many Syrian refugees in Lebanon, her hope is fading.
With countless lives lost and no end to the war in sight, the Syria conflict, now in its eight year, is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country – more than 11 people – have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Our faith is needed now more than ever.