Some 400,000 people are trapped in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, with little to no access to food, medicine or sanitary supplies. Each day, the situation grows more dire. As their suffering continues, your help is urgently needed.Donate now
Mercy Corps has been working in Syria since 2008. Syria's prolonged and increasingly violent civil war has been raging for six years. The fighting has killed a reported 470,000 people and driven 11.1 million people from their homes, creating a desperate humanitarian crisis inside the country and throughout the region.
Basic resources like water and shelter are scarce, and millions of children have been uprooted from school and any sense of stability. Their future is in question, and the massive displacement is destabilizing the entire region.
- Emergency response: Meeting the urgent needs of 2.5 million people both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. Distributing emergency food and supplies, increasing access to clean water and sanitation, improving shelters, and creating safe spaces and activities to help children heal from trauma.
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Lebanon, Syria: I fled Syria on foot over the mountains with my four kids. This is my story.
When her husband disappeared and her kids went hungry, leaving Syria became her only option. Maram shares her first-person account of becoming a refugee.
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Because of caring people like you, our response to the Syrian refugee crisis has kept growing — and now, there are so many ways we are working together to help Syrian refugee families.
Syria: Raqqa gripped by humanitarian crisis after months of fighting
Residents of Raqqa face a lack of food, power and water as well as lingering violence after being captured from ISIS. Mercy Corps is outside of the city working to provide displaced families with essential supplies.
Jordan, Syria: For refugees with disabilities, a back to school to remember
Syria's most vulnerable refugee students face incredible barriers to receiving an education. That's why going back to school means so much more for them than the end of summer.
Lebanon, Syria: After years of violence, one family finds hope
The war in Syria changed everything for Fozza. The regular, peaceful home she shared with her husband, Khalil, six children and eight grandchildren was gone, replaced by a life in conflict.
Syria: Syrian farmers sow seeds of hope in Mercy Corps' agriculture program
Mercy Corps is helping Syrian farmers feed their communities again and give displaced persons the means to raise their own food.
Greece, Syria, Turkey: Ambulance boat to save lives on perilous Aegean migrant route
A new sea ambulance donated by Mercy Corps to a Turkish search-and-rescue team will save the lives of distressed seafarers, including refugees and migrants who undertake the dangerous sea-crossing to Greece.
Lebanon, Syria: How Mohammad found a future after a childhood of violence
12-year-old Mohammad leads a different life now that he's a refugee living in Lebanon. After his family fled Syria, he had to get a job to help support them. Find out how a community center helps him cope.
Afghanistan, Greece, Syria: The young refugees stuck in Greece
Thousands of young people have fled their homes in search of a better life in Europe, only to end up stuck in Greece, waiting for a chance to build a more stable future.
Syria: Voices of Aleppo: Stories from our colleagues inside Syria
Read the incredible stories from our colleagues in Aleppo who remained until the city fell in December.