Syria Emergency Appeal

Syrian mother with crying child in her arms

A major humanitarian crisis looms in Syria. Over 3 million civilians are trapped inside Idlib. They desperately need our help now.


The biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time

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.

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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.

Your generous donations have helped us to:

  • Manage a camp in Deir Hassan, Idlib, providing shelter, drainage systems and a womens’ washing block.
  • Support two women’s and children’s hospitals in Aleppo and Idlib, providing free healthcare to up to 100,000 people.
  • Provide over 2 million hungry people with nutritious food.
  • Supply over 45,000 tonnes of flour to Syrian bakeries.
  • Provide healthcare to nearly 150,000 sick and wounded people.

  • Distribute shelter essentials, mattresses and blankets to over 200,000 people.
  • Help more than 7,000 homeless civilians to access clean water and safe hygiene and sanitation facilities.
  • Provide education to over 37,000 children in Syria and Turkey.
  • Screen pregnant and nursing mothers to catch and prevent child malnutrition.
  • Provide urgent medical care through mobile clinics, vaccination centres and a specialist nutrition team. - We have also provided education to almost 36,000 children in camps, and food and medical care for 23,000 people, with funding from UNICEF.
  • Over winter, we helped 7,100 displaced people in Syria to survive sub-zero temperatures through a camp management project funded by OCHA.

Our ongoing Syria Emergency Appeal continues to ensure that as many lives are saved as possible.

small boy called Jaward

Samira's Struggle

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.

Let’s support Samira and Jawad. Let’s be the difference. Together we can make life better - one family at a time

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