Sponsor a Syrian Orphan

Born into a life of conflict through no choice of their own, thousands of Syrian children are subject to severe deprivation and exploitation such as child labour, early marriage, and other damaging activities. Our priority is to support orphans in their normal or extended family environment while supporting their lives with a surviving carer. We try to ensure that with, Syria Relief’s support, the carer is able to feed, clothe and educate the orphan in need. Syria’s orphaned population did not ask to be born in a crisis, but for many, all they have known is war. For nine years, while the conflict has raged, they have grown up into a world unable to meet their needs.

When 8-year-old Omar lost both of his parents, he was taken in by his aunt. With children of her own, Omar’s aunt was struggling to pay the rent and provide food, leaving Omar with no choice but to work. Once Omar was enrolled onto our orphan support program, we helped ensure his aunt could feed and clothe her orphaned nephew as well as afford the house rent. Thanks to that extra help, Omar no longer needs to work and is attending school.

“I used to get upset when I’d see my friends walking to school each morning because I couldn't join them, I had to go to work. I felt so left out. I was so happy and excited when I left work and started attending school again with my friends. I love my school and I want to grow up and be an English teacher.” Give something to a child who has lost everything. Support a Syrian Orphan today.

The biggest victims of this conflict have been the mass population of orphaned children who are desperately in need of help. Your donation could be the lifeline they need.

How Big Is The Problem?

  • We currently have a waiting list, brimming with names, of vulnerable children under 16 and orphan families. Each one of them is in a desperate situation and are waiting to be supported.
  • Children in Syria are particularly vulnerable to falling victims of child labour and early marriage
  • 85% refugee children are living below the poverty line
  • 28% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition

What Are We Doing?

  • We are distributing monthly financial support to orphans, injured and widows’ families to enable them to meet their essential needs.
  • Our orphans benefit from our other programmes such as food support, education and psychosocial support.
  • In 2019 we supported 9,219 orphans
  • An additional 276 children benefited from our case managemet services.

You Can Make a Difference

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