Middle East Crisis

Ongoing unrest in the Middle East Region continues to leave great need in its wake.

Humanitarian Crisis

The continuing crises in the Middle East call for an urgent response to provide emergency relief to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.


In 2011 widespread protests against the regime of Bashar Al Assad erupted in Syria.

The Assad Government responded with a violent series of crackdowns igniting a destructive civil war. Fighting continues today in places, like Ghouta, with devastating consequences for ordinary men, women and children.

The conflict is now in its eighth year. 6.6 million people have fled their homes and remain displaced in Syria. Another 5.6 million people have left the nation entirely, often with nothing more than the clothes on their back.

One of the major destinations for families fleeing Syria is Lebanon, which now hosts nearly 1 million registered Syrian refugees.

Families who manage to find their way to refugee camps and informal settlements arrive in desperate need of clean water and somewhere safe to take shelter from the freezing cold weather.

Today, your generosity means urgently needed support for Syrian refugee families living in Lebanon… including psychosocial help for young children who have witnessed terrible acts of brutality and have been uprooted from their homes, their schools and their lives.

Your support also give children the chance of finding a childhood amidst the violence of war, by helping to fund informal education facilities.

Thank you for supporting Syrian refugee children safe places to meet, learn and play.

Updated May 2018; UNOCHA – Syria Crisis, UNOCHA – Lebanon.

With your support

Merath, our partner has provided households with mattresses, blankets and fuel.

What you need to know

5.1 million
people from Iraq and Syria have fled their homes for neighbouring countries
9.6 million
internally displaced people in Iraq and Syria as a result of conflict and poverty
24.5 million
people in need of humanitarian assistance across Iraq and Syria
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