Crisis in Syria

The crisis in Syria has shaken our conscience with images of innocent men, women, and children suffering from the devastation within their own country, surviving as refugees in neighboring countries, in many cases leaving everything behind.

This is a time of unparalleled need. No single country can bear this responsibility alone. Our response - as nations, as individuals, as organizations and as communities- must be equally unprecedented.

We must all pitch in with the same extraordinary generosity we witness in the aftermath of earthquakes and tsunamis. For millions of Syrians, this crisis is a tsunami without the water, a five-year hurricane without the wind.

You can help.


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Facts At A Glance

12.2 million People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria
7.6 million Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs in Syria
5 million People Reached per Month by USG Assistance in Syria
4.1 million Syrian Refugees in Neighboring Countries
USG announces nearly $419 million in new funding for the Syria crisis, bringing total USG contribution to $4.5 billion.
50% of the 7.6 million people displaced within Syria are children.
Almost half of surveyed households engage in high-risk employment as emergency coping mechanisms, including forcing children to beg.
UNICEF estimates that the average availability of safe drinking water in Syria has declined by half—even more in some areas.
UNICEF provided safe drinking water access for approximately 15 million people in Syria from January to July 2015.

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Latest Update

United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Aid for Syria Crisis
September 21, 2015 - The United States announced today nearly $419 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the conflict in Syria. With this new funding, total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the crisis is now more than $4.5 billion.


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Last updated: September 30, 2015

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