What's happening in Syria?

Syria is one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be a child.

The conflict in Syria is now into its fifth year. Over 14 million Syrian children's lives have been affected by the war, and right now over half of them urgently need humanitarian help. 

Read our latest Syria Emergency Alert

These children have experienced indiscriminate violence and witnessed unspeakable abuse. And for some, these horrors are all they've known. More than 100,000 Syrian children have been born as refugees since the conflict began. 

Children who've fled their homes because of fighting are now vulnerable to disease and malnutrition, as well as increasing violence and exploitation including child labour and child marriage. Too many have lost loved ones, homes and schools.

Children shouldn't be the victims of war. By donating to Unicef today, you can help a child get the help they need to stay safe and strong. 

How will my donation help children?

Unicef is one of the few organisations working inside Syria, as well as delivering humanitarian aid across the region. Our teams are working around the clock to provide life-saving food, clean water, health care and psychological support to children whose lives have been devastated by the conflict.

We won't stop until every child is safe. 

In 2014, thanks to your donations, Unicef provided warm winter clothing for a million children, more than 2.8 million children received essential education supplies and more than 900,000 children received psychological care and support.

A monthly gift from you would help to keep more Syrian children safe. Regular support is especially valuable in this ongoing crisis. 

 
Eighteen-month-old Iman is one of over 100,000 Syrian children who've been born as refugees because of the Syria conflict. Your donation can help keep a child like Iman safe. Photo: Unicef/Lebanon/2014/Romenzi
Eighteen-month-old Iman is one of over 100,000 Syrian children who've been born as refugees because of the Syria conflict. Your donation can help keep a child like Iman safe.Photo: Unicef/Lebanon/2014/Romenzi