- Population: 18,530,952
- Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance: 11.1 million people, including 4.7 million children
- Syrians fled as refugees: 5.5 million people
- Concern's response in Syria: 9+ years
- Syrians reached with cash vouchers: 337,250 people
Concern launched an emergency response in Syria in 2013. Today, as the Syrian conflict reaches its tenth anniversary, we’ve expanded our work to include emergency response, health and nutrition, livelihood support, and WASH programming.
Since 2011, an estimated half a million lives have been lost and over 16 million people have been displaced by protracted conflict in Syria. Concern began responding in 2013 and our programs are assisting those who have been most affected. We are also supporting Syrian refugees in Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey.
5.5 million people have fled Syria as refugees; the vast majority of whom are now hosted in the countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. Inside Syria, over 11 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Maintaining a very rapid emergency response, we continued to respond to new displacements of people in Syria with a two-day turnaround for assessment and distribution of assistance, including food, non-food items such as shelter, and other emergency assets.
Restricted cash vouchers provided 337,250 Syrians with greater dignity and freedom of choice in their purchases. As they selected the items most important for their priorities, they also were able to support struggling local markets.
Our protection program has reached children who have suffered from exposure to violence and/or experienced multiple displacements. Child-friendly spaces provide psycho-social support and a safe, caring environment.
Our Work in Syria
Syria's complex emergency requires a holistic and tailored response. Our work addresses many of the needs left unfilled due to lack of infrastructure, such as water, sanitation, and health, as well as the psychosocial needs, especially for the youngest Syrians.