Working With Children in Syria


Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.
The Syrian crisis, now in its tenth year, is responsible for the highest number of refugees in the world and the second highest number of internally displaced people. Nearly 600,000 people have been killed, among them up to 55,000 children. 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 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:
  • 3,363 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 16,359 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 156,162 hand-washing supplies like soap, detergent, and buckets were given to community members
  • 17,160 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 347,000 USD in cash or vouchers were given to caregivers as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Syria Response, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020

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