Syria crisis

Over six years of violence has brought death and destruction to Syria. Millions of people have been forced from their homes or have fled the country. Many of them are children.

8 million people are displaced inside Syria
5 million people live in besieged cities and hard-to-reach areas
  4.8 million refugees live in the neigbouring countries and beyond


This year, our team in Syria has carried out over 57 cross frontline operations, bringing food and essential aid to 8 million of people, and clean water to millions more.

Thanks to our joint efforts with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, we are able to help people in areas that few other humanitarian organizations can reach.

But the scale of the crisis is greater than anything we have faced in the last 15 years. We must do more. Please donate and support our work.

15 million
people currently benefit from our water and engineering projects
10 million
people received food
2.1 million
people received hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, blankets and other household items
1.4 million
sick or wounded people received health care
13 million
bread packs were distributed to over 200,000 people in Aleppo, Damascus, Deir Ezzor, Homs and Rural Damascus
153,000
people received winter clothes in Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Lattakia, Tartous and Rural Damascus
30
visits to central prisons were conducted by the ICRC
ICRC in Syria

For more on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's response in Syria, visit the Red For Syria website.

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