Now in its 6th year of conflict – devastation
and upheaval continues to plague Syria at an
unimaginable scale - making it the world’s
largest catastrophe.

Photo Credit:  © UNHCR / J. Kohler 

Nearly 12 million innocent people are in need of humanitarian assistance — and an entire generation of children is at risk.

Syria is in ruins and its people are on the run from a nightmare that seems to have no end. Millions are trapped inside Syria in dire condition. Millions of others have overwhelmed neighboring countries —and their numbers and needs grow daily. The worst part? 5.6 million are children.

Thanks to supporters, UNHCR is still on the ground coordinating a massive refugee response throughout the region and leading efforts to protect and provide shelter for those displaced inside Syria – working across conflict lines to provide critical aid under extremely dangerous circumstances.

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What's Being Done

Despite the overwhelming needs after 5 years of bitter war– together we are making a difference in the lives of millions of Syrians. Thanks to our supporters – UNHCR has deployed more than 700 staff to the region to carry out and lead the largest emergency response in the world. 

The effort involves developing and managing refugee camps for those left homeless – distributing millions of emergency relief items, providing access to food and medicine for the desperate and vulnerable, and establishing child-friendly spaces for over 4 million out of school children.

Together we provide the following emergency relief items: 

  • Blankets Blankets
  • Kitchen Sets Kitchen Sets
  • Sleeping Mats Sleeping Mats
  • Tents and Shelters Tents and Shelters
  •  Hygiene Kits Hygiene Kits
  • Jerry Cans Jerry Cans