Help deliver lifesaving supplies and hope to children and families
After 10 years of war in Syria, many children have known no other way of life – they have only known war.
War has devastated the region and left children to freeze in the bitter winter, die from limited access to healthcare, and succumb to widespread abductions.
After a decade of conflict, how much longer will children suffer? Right now, 4.8 million children are in urgent need of your support. With the added impact of COVID-19 over the past year, preventing supply chains and stretching healthcare to a breaking point, the conditions in Syria are deteriorating even further.
We need your help to reach every Syrian child who needs help. Send urgently needed supplies and support to Syria right now by making a donation.
How will my donation help Syrian children?
Your donation will help UNICEF reach more children with access to education, health care, safe water, nutrition and more. Here are just a few examples of how you can make an impact:
- Your gift of $50 can provide urgent aid to 68 children in need of immediate life-enhancing nutrition, education and emergency relief
- Your gift of $67 can provide one child with winter clothing to stay warm this winter
- Your gift of $137 can restock a malnutrition treatment centre with therapeutic food and oral rehydration salts to help save malnourished children.
How much does it cost to keep a child warm this winter?
* These are calculated average costs with 10% transportation cost included.
How urgent is the humanitarian situation in Syria?
Over 11 million people, including 4.8 million children, require immediate assistance. 6.1 million people are internally displaced, 2.5 million of which are children. Continued hostilities have caused multiple displacements, and the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 has hit families and children extremely hard.
What has UNICEF done to help Syrian children?
UNICEF has been on the ground in Syria and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries since the conflict began 10 years ago, bringing life-saving help and hope to children and families.
Because of donations from caring donors:
- Over 1.5 million children and women were provided micronutrient supplements to help combat malnutrition
- More than 3.1 million people benefitted from improved access to safe water
- More than 2.2 million children received educational services in formal and non-formal settings
- Reached over 2.7 million children with child protection support, explosive hazards risk education and psychosocial support
Why does UNICEF need my help now?
After a decade of war, children continue to be hit the hardest and bear the brunt of a crisis not of their making. The humanitarian crisis continues with no end in sight. Nearly 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. Please help by making a donation today.
We need the support of generous and caring donors like you to help us reach:
- 1.5 million primary caregivers with infant and young child feeding counselling
- 3.2 million children with polio vaccines
- 4.1 million people with access to safe water
- 2.4 million children with explosive weapons-related risk education/survivor interventions
The children of Syria have witnessed and experienced unimaginable suffering over the past (ten) years. This can be stopped. It needs to stop now. Children are dying before our eyes.
Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director
Last updated: February 19, 2020