More than 600,000 Syrian children forced to flee

More than 600,000 Syrian children forced to flee


The children of Syria need your help. In recent days, children and families in northern Syria are suffering through the single greatest escalation in violence since the conflict began.
 
Intense artillery and airstrikes have forced almost one million people to flee. Homes and schools are no longer safe. Families are desperately searching for safety. Children and their families are being killed by airstrikes daily.   

According to the United Nations, the vulnerability of Syrians is increasing, “With reports of exploitation of women and girls, the separation of children from their families, and increasing rates of malnutrition.” 

When families are forced from home, there is little they can take with them. The needs are great, and shelter is a main concern for over 90% of the newly displaced families, especially as temperatures regularly fall below 0 degrees Celsius.  

“Children tell us what they need — security, family unity and education.”

The children and families of northern Syria require shelter and other assistance such as  protection, medical assistance and help to reunite families torn apart as they fled.

World Vision is on the ground in northern Syria providing relief. But our current resources won’t meet the immense need.

Please donate now and help vulnerable children and their families affected by the conflict in Syria. Your donation will help provide things like life-saving essentials, access to healthcare, protection and safe spaces for children and families and more.

Quick Facts

  • More than 900,000 people, including at least 600,000 children, have fled their homes since the start of December alone due to an intense escalation in conflict in northern Syria.

  • Harsh winter weather is exacerbating conditions across northern Syria, with temperatures dropping as low as -7 degrees Celsius. 

  • In the first two weeks of February 2020 alone, the UN Human Rights offices recorded the deaths of at least 100 civilians, including 38 children.  

Please donate now and help vulnerable children and their families affected by the conflict in Syria. Your donation will help provide things like:

• life-saving essentials such as emergency kits and food 
• access to healthcare
• protection and safe spaces for children and families 
• and more

World Vision is one of the main international NGOs supporting programming in northern Syria, and along with our partners have stayed and are continuing to work throughout the escalation despite major operational and security challenges.
 

Northern Syria Crisis 

About World Vision

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