Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes. As their suffering continues, your help is urgently needed.Donate now
Mercy Corps has been working in Syria since 2008. Syria's prolonged and increasingly violent civil war has been raging for six years. The fighting has killed a reported 470,000 people and driven 11.1 million people from their homes, creating a desperate humanitarian crisis inside the country and throughout the region.
Basic resources like water and shelter are scarce, and millions of children have been uprooted from school and any sense of stability. Their future is in question, and the massive displacement is destabilizing the entire region.
- Emergency response: Meeting the urgent needs of 2.5 million people both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. Distributing emergency food and supplies, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, improving shelters, and creating safe spaces and activities to help children heal from trauma.
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