More than three years of brutal civil war has devastated the lives of an entire generation of children. It's cost the lives of more than 11,000 children and turned more than 1 million into refugees. It has subjected them to trauma, indiscriminate shelling and even torture.
How you can help
Save the Children is doing whatever it takes to keep Syrian refugee children and those trapped inside Syria, safe and healthy (find out more).
But we urgently need your support to help more children. Please donate to our Syria Crisis Appeal.
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The most vulnerable children are those who remain inside Syria, who risk death, illness, abuse and exploitation on a daily basis. The humanitarian needs are incalculable but despite the widespread insecurity, our teams have so far helped 600,000 children and family members with food, safe water, medicine, and shelter.
Since March 2012, we have helped 459,000 people in Jordan, including 260,000 children. Food Vouchers and food packages are keeping children fed and our daily bread distribution reaches 91,000 people every day. We're also responsible for the hiring and training of Syrian teachers at 4 schools at refugee camps and also run safe places where children can play.
To protect refugee children from the winter we've distributed almost 20,000 blankets to 4,000 families. We've also given more than 35,000 people materials to protect where they are sheltering (whether tents or unfinished buildings) from the elements. Altogether, we have helped 284,000 people to date, including 207,000 children.
Across the region it's important to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene conditions for the Syrian refugee children and their families in order to prevent diseases. In Iraq we have conducted hygiene promotion awareness-raising sessions, launched clean-up and distributed hygiene kits in refugee camps. We've helped 80,300 people in Iraq, including 55,900 children.
Part of the way we help Syrian refugee children is helping them to be children again by trying to create an environment where they can play and learn. In Egypt, we've set up four safe places for this to happen. Across the Middle East, thousands of children have used these type of spaces. In Egypt we've so far helped 47,700 people, 27,400 of which are children.
Save the Children is also part of the No Lost Generation initiative a coalition of aid agencies working together to help Syria's children. Find out more.