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Syria Crisis Appeal

As the Syria conflict enters its seventh year, more than 13 million people are in need of help.

More than 6.3 million people have fled their homes because of fighting. Another 4.9 million now live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond.

The Red Cross and our partners the Red Crescent provide food, shelter and medical care. We also help people to earn a living again. See one family's story in the video below.

What we are doing in Syria

Aid in Syria

We have been helping in Syria since before the unrest began. We have now scaled up our response and are providing support across the region.

Find out how we're helping >

‘To see a child in trouble is like being struck directly in the heart’

Surgeons operating on a patient at the Red Cross' WTTC in Lebanon.

In this moving piece, a Red Cross surgeon gives an insight into treating people maimed by the Syria conflict.

A surgeon's view: full story >

Baby shot in bed: nightmare reality of Syria's conflict

In Syria, a seven-month-old baby lies on an examinging table while an adult's hand lifts up his leg to show scars from a bullet wound

Fatma saw her baby grandson get shot while lying in bed. Our medical care helps both baby and grandma to recover.

How free medical care saves lives >

Four friends, two countries: supporting Syrian women

Amani and Rouda stand facing the viewer in their beauty salon in Damascus, Syria

These two sets of friends met in the hardest of times. We helped them to earn their own living and even have some fun.

Read their stories >


Syria Crisis Appeal

A Syrian child from Daraa, who is now living in Amman, Jordan.

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Syria news

Music student Rami fled Syria with just his violin. Now his first album will help support us to reach others like him.

Millions of people in Damascus, Syria, are facing acute water shortages. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are supplying much-needed water by tanker.