The scale of Syria’s humanitarian crisis is astonishing — 11 million people, half of the country’s pre-war population, have been forced from their homes and 250,000 have died since the war began in 2011. They need help to get through the worst humanitarian crisis of our time.
Every dollar we contribute makes a powerful difference in the lives of these courageous children and families. Now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps has been on the ground working since August 2012 and has one of the largest humanitarian operations inside Syria. Their staff put their lives in danger every day to deliver lifesaving food and relief to children and families trapped inside Syria, but supplies are quickly dwindling.
In surrounding countries, they are also distributing emergency food and supplies, improving access to clean water, providing activities and counseling to help children feel safe again, and helping refugees and host communities learn how to work together. In addition to long-term projects, here are some of the immediate needs being met with donated funds:
$11 can provide a family of 6 with a month’s supply of bread
$30 can help give 50 families access to clean water
$75 helps provide two refugees with an emergency food kit containing bread, spices, oil, meat and vegetables
$210 provides an emergency kit for a Syrian family that includes blankets, hygiene supplies, water and cooking tools
Together, we can help make a difference.