Providing food, water and other essentials to people caught up in conflict
With the conflict in Syria now in its seventh year, over 13 million people are in need of help.
More than 11.6 million people have fled their homes because of fighting and over five million now live as refugees.
Your support of the Syria Crisis Appeal will help the Red Cross and our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crescent provide food, shelter and vital services. We will also work with our partners to reach Syrian refugees living in nearby countries.
Together with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, we can deliver emergency aid across front lines to reach people most in need. Food, water, blankets, soap and other essentials are all included.
What we’re doing in Syria
- With the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, we have helped over five million people since the conflict began.
- This includes providing over 580,000 food items.
- People have received over 1.5 million other items such as blankets and mattresses.
- We’re also helping people to learn new skills and earn a living by growing vegetables and farming sheep.
Cash grants support Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Of the five million people who live in Lebanon, more than one million are Syrian refugees.
We have helped the Lebanese Red Cross to reach 2,900 Syrian refugee families and Lebanese host families. This support is given through cash grants that allow people to buy essentials including food and blankets, and pay the rent.
Giving money helps make our support more flexible and effective because families can buy what they need most. It also puts more money into the local economy.