people require humanitarian assistance


people are internally displaced


of people live in extreme poverty, defined as less than £1.45 a day


people have fled the country

About Syria

Conflict broke out in Syria in 2011. In the intervening years, it has become one of the most complex and tragic humanitarian situations in the world.

Over 400,000 people are estimated to have been killed, with more than one million injured. Some 6.3 million are internally displaced whilst 4.8 million have fled to other countries. Much of the nation has been devastated by the conflict with around half the population having now fled their homes. Four fifths of Syrians now live below the poverty line.

Meet Kieren, our middle east response director

How we do it

Food Security

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Emergency Response

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Our Work in Syria

Tearfund has been providing support to Syria by partnering local organisations in the Middle East region and local churches in Syria. Tearfund’s partners always support people in the greatest need, regardless of their religion or ethnicity.

In this challenging context, our dedicated partners are involved in:

  • The distribution of food and hygiene packages
  • the distribution of basic supplies, such as blankets, fuel and stoves for the winter.



have been distributed every month to meet people’s basic needs.


and their host communities have benefited from resources to help them prepare for and cope with the cold winter weather.


of health and hygiene products have been regularly distributed.

Pray for our work

  • Pray for Tearfund’s local partners, that they will be able to keep serving those most in need.
  • Pray for refugee mothers, many of whom have been deeply traumatised by their experiences in the last few years.
  • Pray for refugee children, many of whom are facing an insecure future.

Stories from Syria

  • Peace through forgiveness

    Today is the International Day of Peace. Much of the world seems mired in violence – yet God’s light can break through even in the darkest situations. One of our partners in Lebanon is using the power of forgiveness to spread peace among Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community.

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