The ICRC has been present in Syria since 1967, working to ensure that victims of armed conflict receive the humanitarian protection and assistance they are entitled to and help vulnerable communities meet their essential needs.

Child walking the rubble in Syria.

Our work in Syria

In Syria, the ICRC focuses on supporting vulnerable communities that have been suffering the effects of over a decade of armed conflict and devastating earthquakes.

Child walking the rubble in Syria.

The impact of our work - January/June 2023

+14 million

people benefited from different water and habitat interventions across the country


households in six governorates received food parcels.


people in eleven governorates benefited from local livelihood initiatives, such as the distribution of sheep, poultry, fodder, beekeeping, fertilizers, and agricultural tools.


people had access to healthcare services through 11 Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) polyclinics and 12 mobile health units supported by the ICRC.


oral greetings and Red Cross Messages were exchanged between separated families, and more than 645 cases were opened by families in Syria to trace persons unaccounted for.


people in 13 governorates attended sessions on risks related to mines/ explosive remnants of war and safer behavior practices in weapon-contaminated areas, held by the SARC’s risk education teams who were trained and supported by the ICRC.

Contact us


Damascus – Syria
Abou Rummaneh - Rawda square - Masr street
AlJerd Building
PO Box 3579 DAMAS

Media contact

Suhair Zakkout

Our work with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent

The ICRC carries out its activities in Syria in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, improving access to food and health care, repairing and refurbishing water and sanitation networks across the country, and helping people gradually restore their livelihoods.