What's happening in Syria?

After three years of conflict, more Syrian children than ever before need our help. Over 7 million of children in Syria and the surrounding region 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. Togther, we can keep them safe. By donating today you can help Unicef protect Syrian children in danger. 

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 life-saving food, water, warm clothes, 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. 

 
Safi is 9. His school in Syria was bombed, and his face was scarred by shrapnel. "My friends are frightened," Safi says. "They don't want to play with me." With Unicef's support, you can help children like Safi recover and heal. © Unicef/2014/Yurtsever
Safi is 9. His school in Syria was bombed, and his face was scarred by shrapnel. "My friends are frightened," Safi says. "They don't want to play with me." With Unicef's support, you can help children like Safi recover and heal.© Unicef/2014/Yurtsever