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CAFOD DEC Syria Crisis Appeal

The crisis in Syria is getting worse by the day. To date 70,000 people have been killed and almost 3 million children, women and men driven from their homes by the fighting. With the economy in tatters and food, fuel and other supplies in desperately short supply, many are struggling to survive.


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  • Need


    More than 1 million refugees have already fled into neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, taking refuge in already overcrowded camps. Food, water and safe places to stay are urgently needed and vulnerable children need protection and help to deal with the trauma of what they have been through.


    As part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal, CAFOD is working in response to this humanitarian disaster. We have launched a £1million appeal to help local church partners maintain the lifeline of vital food and relief supplies to hotspots on both sides of the conflict.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    In Syria, CAFOD is helping local church organisations to provide life-saving food, clothes and fuel


    » CAFOD is making use of effective networks for this emergency response.
    » Working through churches, we can reach some of the worst-hit and most inaccessible parts of Syria.


    Aim 2

    To ensure children in refugee camps are safe and newly arrived refugees have food and places to stay


    » CAFOD is making use of effective networks for this emergency response.
    » Working through trusted local partners in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey, we are able to reach those in need in hotspots on both sides of the conflict.


  • Impact




    Delivering support inside Syria is complicated due the ongoing war. Shifts in the conflict affect how and where aid can be delivered.


    CAFOD will provide regular feedback on its website at

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 tbc tbc
  • Background


    CAFOD’s response will focus on areas where we can have the most impact – Syria and Lebanon.


    Primarily, conflict affected and refugee children, women and men in camps in Jordan and Lebanon.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CAFOD is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and a member of Caritas Internationalis – a global confederation of Catholic aid organisations. CAFOD works through local partner organisations, enabling them to be proactive in emergency response, poverty eradication and in strengthening civil society. Project beneficiaries include people of all faiths and none.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.




© Sam Tarling/Caritas Suisse

© Sam Tarling/Caritas Suisse