Syria Emergency Appeal 2013
More than 5.5 million people have been forced from their homes by the war in Syria. 6,500 children have died in the violence. As the situation worsens, more and more families rely on emergency relief for their basic needs.
So far, SOS Children has helped more than 6,000 Syrian people. In Damascus, we have brought food and shelter to 180 families. We are providing new mothers with nourishment, milk and nappies for their babies. Each month, we provide 60,000 meals to displaced families in Damascus and Aleppo, and offer places of refuge for traumatised children. In Autumn 2013, we will help 6,000 children return to school.
We hope to support 15,000 people by the end of 2013. Please help.Give monthly to Syria
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Millions need your help
SOS Children is appealing for your support to help families affected by the war in Syria, which has already forced 5.5 million people from their homes, leaving them with nothing.
The situation for displaced families in Syria is worsening by the day and many rely exclusively on humanitarian assistance for their day-to-day living. Those most at risk are women with small children. More and more mothers are desperately in need of nourishing food, nappies and other critical supplies to keep their babies alive.
SOS Children has 6,000 people affected by the war since August last year, providing shelter, food and bedding for those made homeless by the conflict. We have worked to support children and families in Syria since the 1970s, and our long-term presence in the region means we are well-placed to to deliver valuable aid effectively. By the end of the year, we hope to help 15,000 of the most vulnerable families in Syria.
To do this, we need your help. Please consider giving monthly to support SOS Children's emergency appeal and help us continue saving lives in Syria and other places affected by crisis.
Read SOS news about Syria
More than 4 million people are estimated to have been displaced by the fighting inside Syria and many communities are in need of urgent help.
“I miss my school. I miss teacher Rana and my friend Abdulrahman. I don’t know where my friends are now, but I know for sure that my school is burned”, says 8 year old Ali al-Masri. His family was recently forced to flee their home on the outskirts of Damascus and move to a shelter for internally displaced people elsewhere in Syria.
Our infographic shows you some of the key ways in which SOS Children is helping families affected by war in Syria.
For children across the world, September signals a return to school. However, in Syria two million children, or 40% of students, have dropped out of school in the past year. What are we doing to help Syrian children get back to school?
While civil war continues to devastate lives in Syria, local friends of SOS Children came together last Friday evening to support children and their families affected by the conflict.
As the crisis in Syria escalates, SOS Children is providing practical support and hope to terrified children and families.