To mark 50 years of Tearfund, we’re sharing about 50 countries where we’ve worked, celebrating God’s provision and power to transform, and praying for each of these nations. This week we’re in Syria.
Conflict broke out in Syria in 2011 leading to one of the most complex and tragic humanitarian situations in the world.
The nation sits on top of the list of countries whose people have been forced to flee as refugees. Taking shelter in places such as Lebanon and Jordan, 6.3 million people have fled from their homes.
According to The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – a UK-based monitoring group – there have been 364,371 people killed up to August 2018, including 110,613 civilians.
These figures don’t include 56,900 people who they said were missing and presumed dead and an estimated 100,000 deaths which had not been documented.
Tearfund has been working with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. The majority of them have settled in local communities. We work with local organisations, building their capacity to deliver effective and efficient responses to those in need.
Our partners are also supporting the Jordanian communities that have been hosting refugees.