More than 11 years of conflict in Syria has left over 6.5 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. We've been at the forefront of the crisis affecting Syria since 2012, providing assistance to the children in need.
Our programming combines emergency and life-saving interventions with early recovery activities that support the restoration of basic services.
What we’re doing to help
Syrian children’s right to education has been hampered by a set of factors including damaged and destroyed schools and different curricula in different areas of influence. As a result, an estimated 2.5 million of school-aged children are out-of-school and a further 1.6 million are at risk of dropping out. Those children are more likely to suffer protection risks including child marriage, child recruitment, and child labour.
We’re helping to increase the access of conflict-impacted children to safe, quality and protective education opportunities in camp and non-camp settings.
Responding to children’s learning needs, we create learning pathways for them designed to ensure they receive quality education and reach competency levels in line with formal standards to help them back into formal education opportunities.
We provide a range of child protection services including:
- child friendly spaces
- a range of psychosocial and resilience activities
- specialised case management
- alternative care for unaccompanied and separated children.
We also work with children, caregivers and community members to enhance their knowledge and skills around child protection and strengthen community-based systems.