Help Children in Syria and Its Refugee Children Around the World

For children in Syria who were struggling before the COVID-19 pandemic, things have only gotten worse. After 11 years of conflict and displacement, 13.4 million people, including 5 million children, are in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing violence and displacement.

As the pandemic continues, Syrian refugee families are being pushed even further into poverty. As boys drop out of school to help their families survive, they face an increased risk of exploitation by armed groups. Girls in Syria face a high risk of child trafficking and sexual exploitation, including child marriage.

Syrian children need support more than ever. Don’t let them suffer a lifetime of war.

The Challenge for Syria's Children

Many of Syria’s children and their families live in areas where basic services are almost non-existent. The essential infrastructure they rely on - such as healthcare, education and water and hygiene services - has been decimated.

  • 77% of the population has been forcibly displaced due to conflict
  • 28% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition
  • 2.4 million children are currently out of school
  • 1 in 26 girls between age 15-19 gives birth
  • 82% of people live in poverty
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How You’re Changing Children’s Lives

Thanks to giving people like you, our work for the children of Syria is making a difference.

After 11 years of conflict in Syria, millions of children have had the worst possible start in life. 

Our humanitarian teams and partners in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Turkey are also present in camps and host communities, providing Syrian refugees and vulnerable children from these host communities with food, shelter, water and sanitary services, and access to medical care, education and child protection.


  • We have supported 4.2 million people, including 2.6 million children
  • We are working to make sure children and their mothers are receiving the nutrition and health services they need.
  • We support over 90 education facilities including schools, to make sure that all children can continue to learn
  • We work to reunite children with their loved ones

Together, We Can Stop the War on Children

The war in Syria has hit hardest those who are least responsible – children. Tens of thousands of innocent children have been killed or injured in the decade-long conflict. Those children who have survived are experiencing chronic stress due to violence, loss and instability.

A donation to our Syrian Children’s Relief Fund supports Save the Children’s efforts to help children in Syria and its refugees.


*Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s monitoring and evaluation experts and from the 2021 Global Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: UNHCR; Population: CIA World Factbook; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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