accessibility & help

What we are doing in Syria

Every month we get food, water, blankets, soap and other essential help to people caught up in Syria’s terrible conflict.

We’re helping people get their homes ready for harsh winters, and deal with the psychological impact of years of violence. And we have worked to fix water networks and health services, cutting the risk of deadly diseases.

Much of the help is given by staff and volunteers of our partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Their reputation for neutrality means we can send help where other aid agencies cannot.

But these brave men and women still face huge risks – dozens have been killed in the line of duty.

The British Red Cross has been working with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent since 2004, helping the organisation prepare for a range of disasters.

Support for refugees outside Syria

Millions of people have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey.

Many have found themselves separated from loved ones, struggling to find decent shelter or a way to earn a living.

We’re working with our partners in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to give these refugees vital help too.

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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 blogs

A volunteer helps a young child in Syria

Personal stories, pictures and analysis of the crisis.

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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.

As fierce fighting continues in Aleppo, the British Red Cross and our partners are supporting 1,000 families forced to flee their homes.