Recently displaced Syrian children in a makeshift camp.

Syria Crisis

Eastern Ghouta: 200 killed in 48 hours

Eastern Ghouta is under attack

In the last 48 hours around 50 airstrikes have killed more than 200 people. 

This is happening right now in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, just outside Damascus - home to 400,000 civilians.

The attacks on have hit not only civilians but also their means of survival, targeting five hospitals, roads, bakeries and other buildings containing food supplies.

We are there, providing aid to children in Eastern Ghouta right now.

  • We're there providing supplementary feeding programmes for children under the age of two
  • We're distributing essential items such as warm clothing and shelter kits
  • We're distributing unconditional cash transfers to help people buy food and rebuild their livelihoods

Seven years into this crisis, there are 2.8 million children who are internally displaced throughout Syria and the region. People's basic needs are not being met, they have been deprived of basic human rights. 

In addition to the above we are also providing vital education, child protection and health and nutrition support.

What your donation means

We've been in Syria since the war started.

Here's how a donation could impact the lives of Syria's children:

Your donation will help us provide heaters, blankets, warm clothing and footwear to children and their families to help them survive the coldest months.

It will help us deliver food, support hospitals, repair water systems and help schools stay running.

You’ll also help us provide specialist emotional support for children recovering from the trauma of war.

We’re working through partners to help the most vulnerable children in hard-to-reach parts of Syria. So far, they’ve delivered vital support to over 2.7 million children.

In countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, where many children and families have fled, we’re providing food, safe water, medicine, protection, shelter and education.


Zainab’s story

11-year-old Zainab fled Deir Ezzour with her mum and two brothers – the youngest is just one year old. Now they live at a camp for displaced people in northeast Syria.

She says: “When the war came, all the Syrian children forgot everything they learned and now know nothing else except war.”

“I feel like I’ve seen so many terrible things.

“I lost out on two years of school, and my brother has grown up and has hardly studied at all.

“What if I get old and I continue on this same path and I lose out on my entire future?”

Last updated January 2018.

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