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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 >

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 helps both baby and grandma to recover.

How free medical care saves lives >

Four friends, two countries: supporting Syrian women

Amani and Rouda stand facing the viewer in their beauty salon in Damascus, Syria

These two sets of friends met in the hardest of times. We helped them to earn their own living and even have some fun.

Read their stories >


Syria Crisis Appeal

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.