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Eleven years of war in Syria – and no end in sight. The ongoing crisis weighs heavily on the population. Large parts of the country lie in ruins, more than 15 million people need humanitarian aid, including 7 million children. Help supports the suffering population and is currently providing winter aid.

The people in Syria urgently need your support: Donate now!

"Many children have lost their parents. They are in danger of being abused, of becoming drug addicts. But even those who were lucky and stayed with their parents are growing up in terrible conditions. They have lost part of their childhood."

Mirna Abboud, for Help in Syria
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What is the situation like in Syria?

11 years of civil war

The civil war in Syria has been raging since 2011. Ten years, that have turned the country into rubble. The situation of the civilian population is more despairing than ever: half a million people have lost their lives. Over 12 million Syrians have fled, of which half of them seek protection in neighbouring countries or in Europe. This means that Syria is still the world's largest country of origin for refugees.

Most of the infrastructure was destroyed by the fighting: roads, electricity and water lines, hospitals and schools are in ruins. The United Nations warns of a “lost generation”, because many children and young people in Syria are at risk of poverty and unemployment due to a lack of education. More than 80 percent of the people in Syria already live below the poverty line. Many families can no longer afford to eat. Since the beginning of the war, food prices have risen almost thirtyfold. Added to this are the consequences of climate change: the northeast, traditionally Syria's breadbasket, experienced the worst drought in 70 years in 2021. Crop losses are hitting the region hard, and hunger is steadily growing.

Even though fighting is rare, there is still no end in sight to the war. To make matters worse, a cholera epidemic is now threatening northeastern Syria: Suspected cases are piling up in the region's overcrowded refugee camps. The camps are an ideal breeding ground for the disease. Medical care has collapsed, there is hardly any clean water, and hygiene conditions are catastrophic. The people are in urgent need of emergency aid.

How is Help providing support in Syria?

The future begins now

After eleven years of civil war, the people of Syria are at the end of their rope. Help is still on the ground providing. In numerous IDP camps, we are providing Syrian refugees with essential supplies, including hygiene items in particular, to counter the spread of diseases such as COVID-19 and cholera. We are also currently distributing blankets and warm clothing so that people can survive the cold winter months unharmed.

Help is also supporting sustainable agricultural projects in northeastern Syria so that people can continue to cultivate their land and provide food for themselves and their families in the future. To this end, we distribute seeds, repair water pipes and provide training. We are also the first aid organization in Syria to promote hydroponic systems, which save up to 90 percent water compared to conventional agriculture.

Help has been active in Syria since 2012 and has already been able to support tens of thousands of people as part of its emergency aid. By repairing the drinking water supply, well over 100,000 people have regained stable access to clean water. Help has also promoted education in Syria: To prevent the feared "Lost Generation" from becoming a reality, Help renovated destroyed classrooms, built new schools and organized emergency schooling for Syrian children and young people. In 2021, we also successfully warded off swarms of desert locusts, preventing a plague that would otherwise have destroyed large parts of the harvest.

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Facts and Figures

      • More than 15 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance (12/2022)
      • 6.9 million people are displaced inside Syria (10/2022)
      • More than 6.8 million Syrian refugees live in 129 countries (12/2021)
      • Well over 227,000 civilians dead and countless injured and traumatized (03/2021)
      • Around 30,000 children died as a result of the war (06/2021)
      • 4.8 million children were born into the war (03/2020)

      Sources: OCHA, UNHCR, ACAPS, Reliefweb

      What we have achieved so far:

      • Rehabilitation of wells and construction of sewage and drinking water lines for 132,500 Syrians.
      • Food, hygiene items, blankets and winter clothing for 92,000 men, women and children
      • 50,944 packages of baby food for families with young children
      • Rent subsidies for 907 families
      • Medical aid for 2,222 patients
      • Rehabilitation of 66 classrooms for over 2,560 Syrian children, including:
        • Equipment of the classrooms
        • Water supply in the schools
        • Sanitary facilities and waste disposal

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      Help us provide emergency aid to displaced families.

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      Julian Loh
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      Julian Loh
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