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Syria Crisis Appeal

As the Syria conflict enters its seventh year, more than 13 million people remain in need of help.

More than 6.3 million people have fled their homes because of fighting. Another 4.9 million now live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond.

See one family's story in the video below.

How we're helping in Syria

Syria ambulances

We provide essential emergency aid, food, water, medical care and shelter to thousands of families in Syria and beyond.

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‘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 >

The mental scars of conflict: ‘I only do sad drawings now’

A child holds out a butterfly they have made at an art class for children in Syria.

The psychological trauma of war is hard to see. Art offers Syrian children a chance to express themselves.

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Syria crisis: ten snapshots from Aleppo

In Aleppo, a boy stands holding a box of hot foot in a large concrete room surrounded by men sitting on the floor

When thousands fled fierce fighting, the Red Cross was there providing essential food, water and medical care.

Aleppo aid in pictures >

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A Syrian child from Daraa, who is now living in Amman, Jordan.

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Syria news

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

The Red Cross and Red Crescent have completed the evacuation of some 35,000 people from eastern Aleppo.