Side by Side

See the human story behind the refugee crisis

We’re asking you to help us to support children like Siraj by donating £10 a month.

You will get email updates from Siraj and his family for the first 6 months, where you’ll be able to watch his journey and see how your money could help children like him.

The refugee crisis is the story of our time.

Millions of children have been forced to flee their homes, lives torn apart by conflict. Too many are resorting to child labour just to keep their families alive.

Side by Side is your chance to see the bigger picture. Join today, and follow the incredible story of Siraj, a child refugee from Syria, as it happens. Your support could also help children like him to overcome their experiences and simply be children again.

Siraj is 13 years old. Despite his age, his mum looks to him as the man of the house.

Since his dad died and his family were forced to run from Syria, he has been working to support her and his younger siblings.

Siraj dreams of becoming a doctor. But his education, and the simple pleasures of being a child now come second.

Work to survive or follow your dreams. What would you do?

Stand with Siraj and donate today

*Siraj, 13 with his siblings in the informal refugee camp, where they live in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

*Siraj, 13, with the siblings he works to support in the refugee camp where they live in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

FAQs

We’re asking you to help us to support children like Siraj by donating £15 a month. We will send you monthly email updates from Siraj and his family for the first 6 months, where you’ll be able to watch his story and see how your money could help children like him. Your ongoing monthly donation will go towards helping children like Siraj ensure that they have the best possible start in life no matter how tough their circumstances.

This is a new idea that is currently in a trial period. We will be back in touch with you at a later stage in your journey to update you on our trial. We value feedback on your Side by Side journey so please do contact our lovely Supporter Care team with any comments on +44 (020) 7012 6400.

Once you’ve signed up we’ll send you monthly updates for the first 6 months through email. Please note we will only be able to send across the updates if you have opted into email comms. You can change your preferences at any time by contacting our Supporter Care team on 0207 012 6400 or email supportercare@savethechildren.org.uk

You can sign-up here

Your donation will be helping children we work with in all areas of our work across the globe. However, over the coming months we will be sharing Siraj's story with you only.