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Our Response in Syria
Inside Syria, the United Nations estimates there are 6.5 million displaced people in besieged or hard-to-reach areas. Many live in dire need in abandoned buildings, open spaces and in informal camps mainly in the north near the border with Turkey, where there are few or no services available. Many Syrian refugees have joined the exodus of refugees to Europe. Currently, more than 4.7 registered Syrian refugees have fled the violence in their home country.
Those who remain in the Middle East face bleak conditions, lack of access to critical services and the right to work. Some families are resorting to such negative coping strategies as eating less, marrying off girl children and sending children to work in exploitative labor.
What You Need to Know
How We're Helping
Save the Children has helped more than 3.8 million people in the region — 1.6 million inside Syria. Despite the dangers inside Syria, Save the Children has provided 10
How You Can Help
Syria’s children can’t wait — they desperately need help now. If generous people like you support our relief efforts, then we can protect and provide for more girls and boys. Here is what your gift can provide:
A new report from Save the Children reveals that barrel bombs, air strikes and shelling are the biggest issues for the more than a quarter of a million children estimated to be living in besieged areas in Syria. Parents testify to the horror of family life under siege, not only dealing with the psychological impact on children terrified of explosions, but the dire consequences of being deprived of food, basic medicine and clean water.
Sources of Facts and Statistics About Syria
*In keeping with best practices in child protection and safeguarding of minors in times of conflict, all children’s names have been changed to protect their identities. In some cases children’s identifies have been completely obscured, because of the risk to themselves and their families.