Since hostilities began in March 2011, more than 500,000 lives have been lost in Syria. Today, the situation in the country continues to go from bad to worse with over 13.5 million people affected by the conflict and in need of humanitarian aid, including 6.6 million people internally displaced from their homes. More than 4.8 million people have fled to neighboring countries including Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Three-quarters of them are women and children. In places like the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the situation is dire.
Oxfam is on the ground in Syria, helping to provide clean water in Aleppo, and elsewhere in the country, as well as in Syria's neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. In Europe, our refugee programmes are in Greece, Italy, Serbia and Macedonia. In Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, we have reached over 1.5 million people already with desperately needed food, life-saving clean water, sanitation and vital support for families who have lost everything. But the scale of the crisis is huge and we urgently need your support.
Help us to do more in Syria and beyond. We rely on your generous support to respond immediately during humanitarian crises, while also supporting people’s efforts to lift themselves out of poverty over the long term. Please give what you can today.