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Syria Crisis: Childhood under fire

The conflict in Syria has resulted in over 1million refugees – and it’s expected to get worst. Since the beginning, children have been its forgotten victims, facing death, trauma and suffering. Save the Children is providing vital assistance to children and families who’ve often lost everything.

As long as the need remains, our response will be on-going.

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  • Need


    The conflict is affecting all aspects of children’s lives. Three million buildings have been damaged or destroyed, thousands of families are sleeping in caves, parks or barns, and three in four Syrian children have lost a loved one because of the fighting.

    Healthcare, education, protection, food and shelter are just some of the basic rights that children are being robbed of.


    As the need grows, Save the Children is increasing its response in Syria and the surrounding countries. Working with partners and local populations, by the end of the year we aim to help over 760,000 people affected by the conflict through nutrition, education, child protection, shelter, water, hygiene, and health interventions.

    Our work will save children’s lives and provide the opportunity for a brighter future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide urgent humanitarian assistance to children in Syria and its neighbouring countries.


    » To help Syrian refugees continue their education by: running youth friendly centres; providing school equipment; and more.
    » To protect children from harm by: establishing parent and child centres; training & supporting child protection committees; and more.
    » To keep keep children healthy by: large scale feeding programmes: running health programmes; and more.
    » To keep children sheltered and warm by distributing winter clothes, blankets, mattresses, tool kits and other items.

    With your help, we can achieve our aim.

  • Impact


    Ultimately, we know that the only way to stop the suffering of children in Syria is to end the conflict.

    That's why, alongside our emergency response, we carry out policy, advocacy and campaign work to lobby the international community to do more to end to the crisis.


    There are a number of risks when working in conflict areas. Save the Children has almost 100 years' experience of working in emergencies and are doing everything we can to ensure our teams are safe and our work effective.


    Accountability to donors is extremely important to our work. We will publish regular reports on the progress made in Syria, which will demonstrate how our supporters' generosity has had a huge impact.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Emergency response Funding for all aspects of our response in Syria
  • Background


    Save the Children is working in Syria. Due to security issues, we are unable to give exact locations. We are also working in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.


    Children are at the heart of all of Save the Children's activities. In our emergency responses, we aim to help the most vulnerable children in the most effective way possible.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Save the Children has almost 100 years' experience of responding to emergencies and have worked in numerous conflict zones. We have several partners on the ground and are recognised internationally as a lead provider of humanitarian assistance for children.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gareth Owen

    Humanitarian Director

It's time to say enough is enough

Children and families are coming across the border and it's an incredibly dangerous journey. They reach here exhausted, scared and hungry.

Cat Carter, Save the Children