Syria

Why are we in Syria? The Syrian crisis is now in its 11th year resulting in an estimated half a million lives being lost. Since 2013, our programmes in Syria have been helping those affected by the conflict. We are also supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

*We are currently responding to the threat of COVID-19 in Syria. Find out more about our response here.

There are over 11 million people displaced by the war within Syria

5.5 million people have fled the country as refugees and the vast majority are now hosted by Syria’s neighbouring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Inside Syria, there are over 13 million people who are in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 6.7 million are internally displaced (forced to leave their homes due to violence).

Latest achievements

One

Emergency response

Over 1.1 million women, girls, men and boys have been supported by Concern’s emergency integrated programming, covering Protection, Education, Livelihoods, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities.  

Two

COVID-19 response

Three

Food vouchers

Children enrolled in the non-formal education (NFE) programme in the 'Make Math Fun' class in Northern Syria, January 2020. This is part of the numeracy sessions to learn multiplication using small coloured balls.
Children enrolled in the non-formal education (NFE) programme in the 'Make Math Fun' class in Northern Syria, January 2020. This is part of the numeracy sessions to learn multiplication using small coloured balls. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Concern is providing caregivers of the children attending the non-formal education (NFE) centre positive parenting courses on 'Encouraging Responsibility, Family Rules and Routines'
Concern is providing caregivers of the children attending the non-formal education (NFE) centre positive parenting courses on 'Encouraging Responsibility, Family Rules and Routines', January 2020. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff deliver a hygiene promotion session to children in Syria, 2019
Concern staff deliver a hygiene promotion session to children in Syria, 2019. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Inside a designated shop where people can redeem their pre-paid food vouchers from Concern. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Inside a designated shop where people can redeem their pre-paid food vouchers from Concern. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Concern staff distributing hygiene kits in Syria, 2019
Concern staff distributing hygiene kits in Syria, 2019. Photo: Concern Worldwide.
Providing clean water and promoting COVID-19 awareness in a camp in northern Syria. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Providing clean water and promoting COVID-19 awareness in a camp in northern Syria. Photo: Concern Worldwide
New isolation unit at a Health centre in northern Syria. Photo: Concern Worldwide
New isolation unit at a Health centre in northern Syria. Photo: Concern Worldwide

How we're helping in Syria

We are working hard to alleviate suffering in Syria. We are doing this by delivering a multi-sectoral package of support that includes food, clean water, livelihoods and protection services.

Emergency assistance
Water, sanitation and hygiene
Building resilience
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  • Millions of people ib the brink of starvation

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  • 5.7 million children are facing starvation

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