The conflict in Syria is now entering its sixth 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.
Across Syria, there are more than 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Millions of people are displaced both inside Syria and in neighboring 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 Canadian Red Cross has a full-time presence in Syria, and has been providing support to SARC for the last four years. 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 more than 60 Red Crescent colleagues 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. This may include essential health care (including for women and children), the provision of medicines, medical supplies, equipment, and deploying emergency personnel.
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.