WINTER IN SYRIA
Syrians experience the worst of winter. The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 has brought heavy rains in northern Syria that means increased suffering for thousands of families in refugee camps near the Turkish border.
Donors like you ensure that families in need are prepared to make it through the frigid temperatures. Rahma uses donations to provide food, fuel(heating), blankets and winter clothing and building shelters for those who lost their tents during the storms.
PAY ATTENTION TO SYRIA: NINE YEARS OF CONFLICT
A conflict that started on March 15, 2011, has now surpassed seven years of violence and fear across Syria, and beyond its borders. At least half of those affected are children–more than 50% of Syrian children no longer attend school. For many of them, this war has been all they’ve ever known.
According to UNHCR and OCHA, there are more than 5 million registered Syrian refugees, and 13.5+ million people inside Syria in need of humanitarian aid. The United Nations has declared the Syrian conflict “the worst of the 21st century.
The Staggering Numbers
11.7 million people in need of some form of humanitarian aid and protection
6.2 million people are internally displaced
More than 2 million boys and girls are out of school
83 percent of Syrians live below the poverty line. The situation is also driving the largest refugee crisis in the world. There are over 5.6 million Syrian refugees and up to 3.9 million impacted members of host communities in the neighboring countries.