Saving lives in the Syria region


Save the Children is on the ground saving lives in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.

As millions of people flee the conflict in Syria, we’re doing everything we can to provide essential items such as food, water and shelter, and deliver much needed health, education and child protection programs.  We have so far reached more than 600,000 people, including 400,000 children.


Why we work in the Syria region

Since fighting first broke out in Syria in March 2011, the crisis has unfolded to become a large-scale civil war, affecting more than 8 million people across the region, including millions of children. So far, the fighting has tragically claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.

What we’re doing to help inside Syria

Our programs across Syria provide children and families with food, clean drinking water, health care and warm clothing. We have already reached more than 230,000 people with life-saving aid.

We’re supporting health centres and hospitals across the country, providing equipment and services specifically for children, pregnant women and new mothers. Our specialist teams are also helping children to overcome their traumatic experiences and supporting them to return to school.

What we’re doing to help across the region

Save the Children is working with Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, providing families with the basics they need, including food, clothing and shelter for children and families who are facing extremely difficult conditions. 

We are working to ensure children now living as refugees still have access to school, emotional support and recreational activities.