Syria Crisis

As the conflict in Syria enters its second decade, the country’s humanitarian needs remain as pressing as ever. Continuing hostilities, economic collapse, food insecurity, displacement, and the COVID-19 pandemic are leaving Syrians in increasingly vulnerable situations.
Across Syria, there are more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 45 per cent of those in need are children, many of whom know no other life than conflict, displacement, inadequate schooling, and insufficient healthcare.

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The Canadian Red Cross is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Canadians wishing to support are encouraged to make a donation to the Syria Crisis Fund. Funds raised will go to support emergency efforts by the Red Cross Movement. This may include relief items (for example, blankets, sleeping mats, food parcels and hygiene items), medical supplies, equipment and deploying emergency personnel. This fund will cover numerous countries, including those currently affected, and those potentially affected in the future.

Earthquake response
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is responding to support those impacted by the earthquake that impacted the country in early February. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is supporting search and rescue operations, providing first aid, performing emergency medical evacuations and transporting injured people to hospitals.
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