Crisis in Syria
The nation of Syria is on the verge of complete collapse. The crisis began in March of 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring and evolved into a bloody battle between the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and various opposition forces.
Millions have fled to escape the slaughter that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 innocent civilians. As the struggle for power continues, a humanitarian disaster of growing desperation threatens to swallow the entire region.
“We have not seen a refugee outflow escalate at such a frightening rate since the Rwandan genocide almost 20 years ago.” –UN Refugee Chief, Antonio Guterres
The United Nations reports that there are well over 2 million Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. Over one million of these are children traumatized by the loss of their loved ones and the crippling fear that has overtaken the landscape.
Over 6 million Syrians have been internally displaced since the uprisings began, making the total number of displaced people in desperate need of humanitarian aid soar to over 8 million and counting. The unreached majority of refugees (over 70%) who live outside the camps in abandoned buildings or make-shift shelters and do not have access to any sort of aid provisions. Thousands of families are on the brink of starvation and are dangerously susceptible to disease, violence, and exploitation.
World Help is strategically positioned to distribute life-saving supplies for both internally displaced Syrians as well as the desperate influx of refugees to Jordan. Our network of aid partners are focused on reaching the masses of refugees who live outside of the camps and have no other means of survival.
They will specifically be targeting families with children, distributing life-saving necessities like food, medical supplies, hygiene items, blankets, and more. These provisions will literally be the difference between life and death for thousands of families simply trying to survive the uncertain days ahead.
How You Can Help
The misery is escalating as refugee camps like Zaatari on the Jordanian border surge beyond capacity, depleting resources quickly, inciting riots, and causing diseases to spread indiscriminately, but especially among young children. We must act before it’s too late. Please give today so we can get this urgent aid on the ground and into the hands of the Syrian people.
- A gift of $20 is enough to provide food and medicine for a refugee child for one month.
- A gift of $120 will provide food and medicine for six refugee children for one month.
- A gift of $1,200 to provide food and medicine for 60 refugee children for one month.
Your gift can make an immediate difference, saving lives and bringing relief to millions who are suffering. There’s no better time to give than now. Please continue to pray for the Syrian people and for World Help as we seek to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Recent Posts on Syria
by the Blog Team One of the harshest winters in recorded history threatens to wipe out 2.3 million Syrian refugees fighting to survive along the war-torn border. In the days leading up to Christmas, a series of unprecedented winter storms hit the Middle East with alarming ferocity. Sub-zero temperatures, high winds, snow, and ice battered the flimsy arches of refugee tents [ … ]
by the Blog Team In Syria, the massacre of innocent civilians has surpassed yet another bloodcurdling level of cruelty. Rogue reporting in and around the capital city of Damascus has revealed a chilling slew of images: gut-wrenching scenes of makeshift hospitals filled with tiny, twitching bodies and the sound of their inconsolable mothers. Row upon row of babies and [ … ]
by Vernon Brewer, World Help Founder and President At this very moment, over 4 million people—a fifth of Syria’s total population—are facing hunger and starvation while their country is being ripped apart by conflict and instability. I need your help today to provide thousands of life-saving meals to Syrian refugees . . . mothers, fathers, and children who have no other hope for [ … ]
by The Blog Team This is an account told from the perspective of our team of humanitarian partners who are working along the Syrian border to serve refugees. Some details, including names, have been changed to protect the identity of individuals and families who are in hiding [ … ]
Updates from the Field
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Vernon Brewer, World Help Founder and President I’m on my way home from Syria, passing over the rubble of a nation that has been crushed by violence and crippled by fear. Tens of thousands have been butchered, and millions—having lost all they have—are now losing hope. In just a couple of days, I will be speaking at Liberty University as they kick off their biannual Global Focus Week. I can’t think of a better challenge to give these students than to look at the world around [ … ]
Posted on February 10, 2013 by Vernon Brewer, World Help Founder and President Today, I spent the day at the Za’atari Refugee Camp near the Syrian border, a windblown tent city in the Jordanian desert. A sea of tents several miles long stretches as far as the eye can see, holding 80,000 desperate refugees . . . with multitudes more pouring in every day. Those who make it across the Syrian border consider themselves lucky [ … ]
Posted on February 9, 2013 by Vernon Brewer, World Help Founder and President Today I’m on the Syrian border, where despair has spread like a sickness. Children stare blankly ahead as they wander in the streets, looking for food or ways of earning money. Elderly people sit on the cold ground, huddled together for warmth. Mothers wondering if they’ll ever see their husbands again . . . if they’ll be able to keep their children alive [ … ]
Posted on February 8, 2013 by Vernon Brewer, World Help Founder and President After nearly two years of civil war and the senseless slaughter of over 60,000 innocent civilians, the nation of Syria is collapsing, and millions are fleeing for their lives. I’ve never seen anything like this before. And the situation is getting worse every day. Refugees, robbed of everything they have, are quickly losing hope [ … ]
Videos from the Field
Crisis in Syria
Families Impacted by Crisis
Distributing Aid to Syrian Refugees
A Mother’s Hope
Children at Za’atari Refugee Camp
The Syrian Border