It’s impossible to grasp the scale of suffering the war in Syria has brought to the lives of millions of ordinary people.
Many have lost everything, including their children, husbands, wives, parents and friends, not to mention their homes and all they owned. Millions of families are now homeless, hungry, desperate and urgently in need of our help.
Six years on from the start of the conflict:
- Over a 400,000 people have been killed
- 6.3 million have run from their homes but remain in Syria
- 5.1 million people have fled for their lives into neighbouring countries including Lebanon and Jordan
Working as part of the Caritas family of Catholic international aid charities we're already giving food, medical care, shelter, stoves, blankets and mattresses to the most vulnerable people in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
We're also helping children who’ve been traumatised by often horrific experiences to get professional care so they can recover and get in to local schools so they can continue their education. In countries such as Lebanon, which have seen a massive influx of refugees – where one in four people are now a Syrian refugee – we're also helping poor Lebanese.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Please continue to give whatever you can to help us continue to respond to this horrific war.