Syria

Why are we in Syria? Since 2011, an estimated half a million lives have been lost and over 16 million people have been displaced by war in Syria. Concern began responding in 2013 and our programmes are assisting those who have been affected by the conflict. We are also supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Turkey.

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, over 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Latest achievements

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Rapid response

Maintaining a very rapid emergency response, we continued to respond to new displacements of people with a two-day assessment/distribution turnaround for food assistance, non-food items such as shelter, and other emergency assets.

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Supporting children

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.
Food Basket distribution in  Syria. Photo: Concern Worldwide
Food Basket distribution 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.

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Syria emergency appeal

  • 300,000 people displaced by the latest upsurge in conflict

  • We’re distributing food and other essential items

  • We need your help to reach more people

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