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Help deliver lifesaving supplies and hope to children and families.

In its ninth year of conflict, the situation in Syria remains one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. As the conflict continues unabated, 5 million children in Syria, and more than 2.5 million Syrian children living as refugees in neighbouring countries, are still in need of humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic survival needs.

These children cannot wait for the conflict to end. Please help.

How will my donation help Syrian children?

Your donation will help UNICEF reach more children with access to education, health care, safe water, food and more. Here are just a few examples of how you can make an impact:

  • Your gift of $30 can provide 55 measles vaccines to protect Syrian children from this highly contagious disease
  • Your gift of $56 can provide a water kit to help a family collect safe water and practice safe hygiene
  • Your gift of $83 can cover the cost of enrollment and school supplies for a displaced child
  • Your gift of $131 can stock a malnutrition treatment centre with Plumpy’Nut®, therapeutic biscuits and micronutrient powder to reach 164 children

How urgent is the humanitarian situation in Syria?

The situation is extremely volatile. Months of rising violence in the region since the start of 2019 has reportedly left at least 41 children killed or injured. In the northwest alone, there have been more than 49 attacks on health facilities, 29 attacks on water stations – affecting the water supply to over 610,000 people, and 73 attacks on education facilities. Today, as many as 2.1 million children aged 5 to 17 years are not in school.

What is UNICEF doing to help Syrian children?

UNICEF has been on the ground in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries since the conflict began eight years ago, bringing lifesaving help and hope to children and families. 

In 2019, donations from caring donors have already enabled us to:

  1. Treat more than 4,000 children for severe acute malnutrition
  2. Vaccinate 3.2 million children against polio
  3. Improve access to safe drinking water for 1.6 million people
  4. Reach over 300,000  children with formal educational assistance, enabling them to return to school and continue their learning 


Why does UNICEF need my help now?

Children have been hit the hardest and continue to bear the brunt of a crisis not of their making. Almost half a million children still live in areas that are hard to reach. Millions more are living in refugee camps with little hope of ever returning home. UNICEF will remain on the ground and stay until the end. But we need your support to do more to help these children not only survive, but thrive. Please help by making a donation today. 

We need the support of generous and caring donors like you to help us: 

  1. Reach 2.4 million children with micronutrients to prevent malnutrition
  2. Provide psychosocial support to 350,000 children who have seen nothing but violence, loss and displacement
  3. Protect 682,000 children from extreme weather 
  4. Reach 2.4 million children with formal education  
  5. Provide 3.7 million people with access to safe water

"The children of Syria have witnessed and experienced unimaginable suffering over the past (eight) years. This can be stopped. It needs to stop now. Children are dying before our eyes."

- Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director

Last updated: November 28, 2019