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Donate to the Syria Crisis Appeal

£50 could buy blankets for 9 people

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Donate to help Syria: a decade of crisis

In February, a series of powerful earthquakes hit southern Türkiye and northern Syria, causing catastrophic damage. Our teams continue to help families and communities affected. If you'd like to donate to help our response to the earthquake, please visit our Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal.

2023 marks twelve years of conflict in Syria. It’s a tragic milestone, at a point when four out of five Syrians are living in poverty. Many are unable to access the most basic items, such as food, clean water, shelter or soap.

Fighting around Idlib province has forced over 13 million people to flee their homes. Half a million people have now been killed, with many more injured or detained.

Unemployment is above 50%. The price of bread has doubled in a country where 80% of people live on just £1 per day. One person in every two will go to bed hungry.  

Please support our appeal, to help deliver vital aid to people who have suffered so much for so long. Your gift could change someone’s life. 

The British Red Cross has been supporting people in Syria since the start of the crisis, working in tandem with our other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, including the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. 

We’ll continue to do so as long as we’re needed.

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With no end in sight to the fighting, thousands more people face a daily struggle to survive.

Marianne Gasser

Head of ICRC in Syria

Syria appeal: key facts

  • 15.3 million people rely on humanitarian support to survive
  • Over 13 million people have been displaced due to conflict
  • Over 500,000 people have been killed
  • 90% of people live below the poverty line

How has the Red Cross helped people in Syria?

Our Red Cross volunteers are delivering food, medicine and other essential items to people in desperate need across the country.

Thanks to the kindness of people like you, over the last decade we’ve provided families across Syria with:


food items, delivered to those going hungry

1.6 million

relief items, including hygiene kits, blankets and mattresses

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