Syria: Six Years on
Remembering six years of conflict 2011-2017
Six years on, the Syria conflict is the largest humanitarian crisis in living memory.
Syria’s infrastructure has been decimated. 13.5 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, and 6.3 million people have been displaced inside Syria by the violence. Hunger and poverty a rife. 5 million Syrians have fled abroad in hope of finding safety.
An entire generation of children has been devastated. 10,000 innocent little ones have been massacred, while many young survivors have lost one or both parents, along with family and friends, their homes and their schools. Five years on, the people of Syria need our help now more than ever.
How you can help:
With crippling restrictions on movement throughout Syria, flour shortages are acute. Farmers have abandoned their wheat crops, bakeries have closed and thousands of people must travel through unsafe territory in search of bread. In response, we’re regularly distributing flour to internally displaced people (IDPs).
Here’s how you can help:
- Feed two families £25 (12 people)
- Feed a community £100 (50 people), £250 (125 people), £500 (250 people)
With so many Syrians on the brink of starvation, it’s vital we do all we can. Our food parcels contain items, such as rice, pasta, lentils, oil and sugar. By providing these essential staples you can help a displaced family to stay alive.
- Food parcel £65 – one food parcel lasts a family approximately one month
There are millions of Syrians living in unsanitary tents and makeshift shelters. To help, we’re establishing safe villages based on our existing model, each containing housing units with mattresses, blankets, a stove and fuel. We also ensure there is a prayer room, a playground for children and WASH facilities, all enclosed within a secure perimeter fence.
- One shelter £5,000 – houses a family of up to seven people
Six years on, most Syrians cannot afford healthcare. At best, they must travel miles to operational hospitals and health centres. Women and children are particularly vulnerable. In response, we’re supporting two hospitals in Aleppo and Idlib, providing 24 hour emergency services, safe deliveries for women and full medical care for newborn babies.
Across Syria, schools are now occupied by armed forces or families. A huge percentage of children are out of school and desperately in need of therapeutic support to process the effects of violence they have suffered or witnessed. To help, we’re providing access to education for as many youngsters as we can, improving their wellbeing and future opportunities.Donate now