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Syria Crisis Appeal

With the conflict in Syria now in its seventh year, over 13 million people are in need of help.

More than 6.3 million people have fled their homes because of fighting. More than 5 million now live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond.

Your support of the Syria Crisis Appeal will help the Red Cross and our partners the Red Crescent provide food, shelter and medical care. We also help Syrian refugees in other countries.

Watch below - after one family fled Syria in the middle of the night, our cash grants helped them get back on their feet:

What we are doing in Syria

Aid in Syria

We have been helping in Syria since before the conflict began and now support people across the region.

Find out how we're helping >

‘To see a child in trouble is like being struck directly in the heart’

Surgeons operating on a patient at the Red Cross' WTTC in Lebanon.

In this moving piece, a Red Cross surgeon gives an insight into treating people maimed by the Syria conflict.

A surgeon's view: full story >

Families trapped in the Syrian desert

A two-year old girl sits in dirty water in a plastic basin on the ground in a camp outside Raqqa in Syria

“Would you drink this water?” A first-hand account of life in Syria’s desert camps.

Help for families fleeing Raqqa >

Keys to nowhere: the Syrian refugees dreaming of home

Raem, a Syrian refugee, sits outside her home in Lebanon holding the keys and lease to her former home in Syria

“There is no door, no house any more for the key.” Syrian refugees share what they took and left behind.

What people have and what they lost >


Donate to the Syria Crisis Appeal

The violence in Syria continues with no end in sight. Urgent help is needed for the ordinary Syrians caught in the middle.

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Syria news

Music student Rami fled Syria with just his violin. Now his first album will help support us to reach others like him.

Millions of people in Damascus, Syria, are facing acute water shortages. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are supplying much-needed water by tanker.