What's happening in Syria?

After three years of conflict in their country, more Syrian children than ever before need our help. As temperatures drop this winter, over 7 million Syrian children are in danger. They face losing their homes, their families and even their lives. Torn from everything they know, they're left vulnerable to many other dangers, from disease and malnutrition to violence and exploitation. 

Children shouldn't be the victims of war. By donating to Unicef today you can help keep Syrian children safe and warm this winter. 

Every donation you make to help Syrian children will be matched pound for pound by the UK Government.

How will my donation help children?

Unicef is the largest supplier of emergency aid for children in the region. We are providing children in Syria and the five neighbouring countries - Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt - with warm clothes, life-saving food, water, medicine, education and support to help them deal with the trauma they have faced.

We will not stop until every child is safe. 

This year, thanks to donations, Unicef has supported polio vaccinations for over 2.8 million children in Syria as part of a region-wide campaign reaching 28 million children. We've also provided school lessons and psychological support to tens of thousands of children. 

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

 
Two-year-old Amira was just a baby when her family fled the Syrian conflict. She now faces winter as a refugee in Iraq. Your donation can help keep children like Amira safe and warm this winter. © Unicef / 2014 / Schermbrucker
Two-year-old Amira was just a baby when her family fled the Syrian conflict. She now faces winter as a refugee in Iraq. Your donation can help keep children like Amira safe and warm this winter.© Unicef / 2014 / Schermbrucker