Syria

Working With Children in Syria

The Syrian crisis, now in its sixth year, is responsible for the highest number of refugees in the world and the second highest number of internally displaced people. Some 250-450,000 people have been killed, among them up to 19,000 children. Approximately 11 million people have been forced from their homes.

Children in Syria face challenges no child should have to face—missing out on school, working as child laborers and early marriage. As an active war zone, it is a difficult context to work in and our operations must be highly mobile due to the risks faced by aid workers. Thanks to the support of generous Canadians and the Government of Canada, we run programs that provide Syrians with emergency supplies, access to water and sanitation and essential health care for mothers and children.

Your impact in Syria

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation
 

  • 103 children survivors of abuse received support to help them cope with trauma and recover
  • 2,274 children learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 2,274 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018
Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
  • 698 people, including 389 children, have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 708 people, including 319 children, are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 92 technicians were trained to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and familieswere trained on how to repair and maintain water sources, ensuring safe water access for children and families 
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.
 

  • 10,188 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
  • 114 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 118 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 3,177 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 6,327 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 2,274 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces
    90 children clubs are giving children clubs and youth a safe space to develop new skills and have fun
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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