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The Syrian civil war has left millions of children and families displaced and facing unimaginable horrors.

Ten years of conflict has blighted thousands of childhoods.

And a third wave of COVID-19 cases left the country struggling with a chronic shortage of hospital beds, testing kits, water and oxygen.

The UK government's plans to cut aid to Syria will only worsen the struggle for children already facing hunger and displacement.

10 years of war has taken so much from Syria's children. Don't let it take their future. 

Now, more than ever, they need your support.


With support from local partners we're:

  • helping children process trauma and providing safe spaces for play
  • providing one-to-one support to children who need it most
  • reuniting unaccompanied children with their families
  • using drawing, drama and music to help children express emotions.

how we helped Sara*

Sara*, 14, holds a football at Save the Children’s Child Friendly Space

"In the future, I want to help my family and rebuild our home."

Sara, 14, was at home with her family when her street was bombed. 

She emerged from the rubble of her home, temporarily blinded by chemical dust from the blast. 

Her brother guided her to safety, and she now lives in a displacement camp. Sara attends our Child Friendly Space, where she feels less afraid and alone.

She likes playing goalkeeper in football matches, and says the girls' team normally beats the boys' team because she saves all the goals.

With support from local partners we're:

  • giving blankets, clothes & toiletries to families forced to flee homes
  • distributing ready-to-eat meals & fresh food vouchers 
  • helping families earn a living by supporting them with skills training
  • giving families cash grants to help them rebuild their lives.
Mai*, 11, at our Child Friendly Space.

Tamer*, four, and his mother, Yasmine*, were forced to flee their home. They have received essential supplies such as baby kits, blankets and mattresses, and have also been taken to seek medical and dental care.

With support from local partners we’re:

  • treating sick/injured children and supporting reproductive health
  • immunising children and screening for acute malnutrition 
  • raising hygiene awareness in schools and communities
  • supporting new mothers with breastfeeding and vital supplies.
Arij's* newborn baby.

Arij's* newborn baby girl, born in a maternity hospital supported by our partners in north west Syria. Arij was forced to flee to the suburbs of Idlib after her home was destroyed by bombs.

With support from local partners we're:

  • running temporary learning centres for children of all ages
  • giving children books, pens and other learning essentials
  • running homework support groups and youth clubs

How we're helping Hamza*

Hamza*, 13 reading in the tent where he, his five siblings and parents live.

Hamza*, 13 reading in the tent where he, his five siblings and parents live.

"I want to learn here and to become a teacher when I grow up. I want teaching to be my future."

Hamza and his family fled to a camp to escape constant bombing in their hometown. Thanks to a temporary learning centre run by our team, Hamza was able to restart his education and his journey to becoming a teacher - but lessons stopped due to coronavirus.

To ensure children like Hamza still get an education, we're providing home-based learning packs and tent-to-tent support for families and care givers.

Hamza can now continue his studies at home and work towards his dream.

*Names changed to protect identities


Across northern Syria, we've helped children and families through this scary and difficult time, by:

  • Distributing mobile sim cards that allow families to connect to the internet where possible and access learning materials
  • Offering offer virtual classes with our partners to support home learning
  • Adapting child protection activities so our teams could provide vital emotional support remotely

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