Working with Children in Syria

The Syrian crisis is responsible for the highest number of refugees in the world and has resulted in the second-highest number of internally displaced people. Nearly 610,000 people have been killed, and 90 per cent of the country’s children are in need of help.. Approximately 13 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 labourers 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:
  • 10  monthly distributions
  • 24 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs. 
  • 26 people benefitted from cash transfers, giving them freedom and ability to meet their immediate household needs. 
  • 5,738 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance. 
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021, in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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