Syrian Refugee Relief
The conflict in Syria is in its sixth year, and continues its grim march onward in what many are calling “the worst humanitarian crisis of our time”.
As of today,
- 14.9 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including 6.3 million IDPs
- 310,000 people have been killed, including 86,000 civilians, and caused large-scale displacement
- 85% of the population is estimated to live below the poverty line
- 12.8 million people are in need of health assistance as of the end of 2016, compared to 11.5 million at the end of 2015. Health facilities have been constantly attacked during the conflict, decreasing healthcare availability. At least 136 health facilities were attacked in 2016.
Due to the conflict, 6.1 million people are in need of education assistance, including 5.8 million children. 1.7 million children are out of school, and 1.35 million are at risk of dropping out. One school in three (over 6,000) has been damaged, destroyed, occupied, or used as shelter.
In the wake of these overwhelmingly devastating statistics, how do we respond? What can I do?
- Stay informed.
- Stay hopeful. There are glimmers of hope. Our local partner continues to serve faithfully, providing blankets and monthly distributions of food staples and personal hygiene items for 1000 families.
Some of the people who have received these items have shared
“The [survival kits] changed a lot in the life of the people…it encouraged many people.”
“It was wonderful seeing the child carry his blanket and be so happy to take it and run home to show the rest of his family his blanket.”
We need your help to continue to provide light in this dark place…Would you help us? $119 provides one survival kit for a family of five for one month.
Let us not grow weary of assisting the fatherless, the orphan, the widow, the downtrodden and destitute.
How many families can you help today?