The conflict in Syria is now in its fifth year. With limited prospects for an immediate end of the conflict, Syrians are growing increasingly vulnerable as their savings are exhausted and their assets are liquidated.
Half the country’s population is now dependent on humanitarian assistance. Eight million people are also displaced within Syria while close to four million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries.
A substantial number amongst those displaced have fled their homes without adequate clothing and are forced to stay in make-shift shelters, tents or unfinished buildings.
Ever since the crisis started, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) has been working on the frontline across Syria to provide food, household items and life-saving health services to people in need.
Together with other Red Cross Movement partners, the Canadian Red Cross actively supports SARC. The support provided by the Canadian Red Cross is made possible through generous donations from the Canadian public.
As the humanitarian needs in Syria and surrounding countries become more acute, the Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting the Syrian Arab Red Crescent respond to the needs of the Syrian population in such a complex and challenging environment.
As a member of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, SARC is a neutral and impartial organization guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross. Staff and have endured great risks to respond across the country, with 47 Red Crescent volunteers having lost their lives in the line of duty.
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Violence has brought death and destruction to Syria, and millions of people have been displaced from their homes or have fled the country.
Money raised will go to support the work of the Red Cross/Red Crescent in responding to the growing emergency life-saving needs in Syria and neighbouring countries affected by the Syria crisis.
Canadians wishing to support Red Cross and Red Crescent relief efforts in response to the Syria Crisis are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Syria Crisis Fund.
For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between September 12 and February 29, 2016 in response to the conflict in Syria, the Government of Canada will set aside one dollar in its own Syria Emergency Relief Fund. This money set aside in the fund will then provide financing to experienced international and Canadian humanitarian organizations. The total value of the Fund will be capped at $100 million.