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Syria: the most dangerous place to be a child. You can help.

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After five years of war, millions of Syrian children have known nothing but conflict.

Some are caught in a warzone in Syria. Some are living in refugee camps in surrounding countries. Some have taken dangerous trips to Europe. All are in need of our support.

Related: How to Help Syrian Refugees (Guide for Canadians)

UNICEF staff are on the ground in Syria distributing life-saving supplies to children and families caught in the crosshairs of conflict. In Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, we are providing Syrian refugees with clean water, vaccines, education, psychosocial support, winter supplies and protection. UNICEF is also working to support European countries that are receiving refugee and migrant children and families and providing safe spaces for children to play and receive psychosocial support.


DISPLACED
PERSONS


SYRIA
6,500,000 internally displaced

TURKEY
2,503,549 refugees

LEBANON
1,069,111 refugees

EGYPT
117,658 refugees

JORDAN
635,324 refugees

IRAQ
245,022 refugees


OVERVIEW
OF THE SITUATION


FIVE years of unspeakable violence and insurmountable problems

IN SYRIA:

6,000,000 children in need

13,500,000 people affected

OUTSIDE SYRIA:

2,405,357 registered refugee children and children awaiting registration

4,570,664 registered refugees and persons awaiting registration


UNICEF's
RESPONSES


377,063 children benefitting from winter and summer materials including clothes and blankets

575,019 children receiving nutrient supplements

2,989,659 children under five years have been vaccinated for polio

2,700,569 individuals have access to drinking and domestic water

893,611 women and children accessing basic health services

327,477 children participating in child protection or psychosocial support program

700,000 school-aged children have received UNICEF support to access Back-to-Learning materials

Page Last Updated: March 15, 2016