Who are Syria Relief
We are one of the leading Syria-focused charities in the world. We provide lifesaving and life-changing support to millions of Syrians every year through emergency interventions, providing medical facilities, food, clean water, shelter, orphan support, protection and education. Through our parent charity, Action For Humanity, we also work further afield.
Syria Relief was established in Manchester, UK, at the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. Dismayed at the rapidly unfolding crisis in Syria, a group of friends of Syrian heritage came together to provide emergency humanitarian aid in the region, for what was initially assumed a short-term project. Since then, we have grown to become the largest Syria-focused charity in the UK, and have touched the lives of 10.3 million people in need.
Today we are working on the ground in some of the hardest to reach areas of Syria and its neighbouring countries. We have established field offices in Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey. We have also commenced operations in Palestine and Yemen as our parent charity, Action For Humanity. By working closely with our partners and offices on the ground, we are able to distribute aid in an effective, efficient and transparent way to ensure that we make a sustainable and meaningful difference to the communities we are supporting.
We are focused on providing medical care, food aid, education, protection and access to water and shelter to the millions of Syrian’s displaced across the region. To find out more about our wide range of projects and how you can help visit our projects page. As well as establishing long term projects such as schools, healthcare clinics and livelihood projects, we have responded to many emergencies including those in Idlib, Lebanon and Yemen.
Syria Relief envisions a future in which the people of Syria live in dignity and security, with the means and opportunities to fulfill their potential and achieve their aspirations, wherever they may be in the world.
Inspired by a deep sense of duty towards innocent civilians caught in the Syrian conflict, we set ourselves an ambitious mission: To relieve the suffering and support the future of the people of Syria.
People supported through our medical projects
People supported following the Lebanon disaster
People supported in 2020
We believe in the fundamental principles of humanitarian work, including humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, and uphold all aspects of international humanitarian laws and conventions.
ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We believe that we are collectively and individually responsible for ensuring that we remain accountable to all our stakeholders and that the resources put at our disposal by our donors, supporters, and partners, are used judiciously, efficiently, and transparently, to achieve measurable and visible results.
We believe that all our beneficiaries and our staff, irrespective of their race, age, gender, religion, political affiliations, or geographical location, deserve to be treated with utmost respect, in a way that preserves their dignity and enhances their self-worth.
We believe that we should always aspire to the highest standards of personal and corporate honesty and integrity, and should always act in the interest of our beneficiaries, in a manner that never compromises our reputation or our principles.
AMBITION & CREATIVITY
We believe that we should always set ourselves high aims and objectives, and work hard to achieve them and push them further. We strongly believe that we should be open to new ideas, new challenges and that we should embrace positive change, with the ultimate goal of achieving our mission: Relieving the suffering, supporting the future.