Middle East

Child in refugee camp in the Middle East

Save the Children works in the Middle East to assist some of the world's most vulnerable children.

Why we work in the Middle East

Affected by conflict, political instability and social unrest, the Middle East is one of the most difficult places to be a child. Many children and families experience threats to their safety and have been forced to flee their homes. Other challenges include shortages in basic necessities like food and water, and a lack of access to healthcare services and schools.

Our work in the Middle East

We work in some of the most complex and difficult environments to protect and support children in the Middle East. We deliver programs that improve healthcare services, provide access to education and protect children's rights - even in times of emergency.

With the humanitarian crisis in Syria continuing to grow, innocent children are being killed and forced to flee their homes. We're on the ground in Syria and around the region keeping children safe, providing essentials items like food and blankets, and offering programs to help them cope with tragedy. Read about our work to assist children affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis.