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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. Another 4.9 million now live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond.

The Red Cross and our partners the Red Crescent provide food, shelter and medical care. We also help Syrian refugees in other countries.

See the difference our cash grants make to one refugee family in the video below.

What we are doing in Syria

Aid in Syria

We have been helping in Syria since before the unrest began. We have now scaled up our response and are providing support 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 >

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 >

Baby shot in bed: nightmare reality of Syria's conflict

In Syria, a seven-month-old baby lies on an examinging table while an adult's hand lifts up his leg to show scars from a bullet wound

Fatma saw her baby grandson get shot while lying in bed. Our medical care helped the baby, his grandma and thousands of others to recover.

How free medical care saves lives >


Syria Crisis Appeal

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

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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.