Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Daily horrors, devastation and upheavals at an unimaginable scale makes Syria the largest humanitarian emergency of our era.

In its fifth year of brutal and bitter war, Syria is in ruins. Thousands are on the run from a nightmare that seems to have no end. The Aleppo offensive of 2016 has now left thousands more displaced. An estimated 50,000 people may still be trapped inside eastern Aleppo while 400,000 more people are displaced in western Aleppo and are in need of shelter, water, and, food.

UNHCR is coordinating a massive refugee response throughout the region and leading efforts to protect and provide shelter for those displaced inside Syria—working across borders to provide critical aid under extremely dangerous circumstances. Since September 2016, UNHCR has supported over 887,142 people with winter items, including high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, extra plastic sheeting, and winter clothing kits. Your urgent support will help us deliver even more aid to families displaced by war.

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What is life like under siege in Aleppo, Syria?

million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety in neighbouring countries

million Syrian refugees are still in need

Syrian refugees are women and children

million men, women and children are displaced by violence inside of Syria

Help us deliver emergency aid to Syrian Refugees

Millions of Syrian refugees are struggling to survive, with no end in sight to the crisis. With your help and support, we can save lives today.

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Rebuilding Lives

Rebuilding Lives

Long after emergencies have left the headlines, UNHCR remains on the ground to help revive devastated communities and help displaced families return, recover and restart their lives.



Violent attacks have created new waves of displacement—creating a need for even more resources. Rapid response efforts are underway, including the distribution of basic relief items necessary for survival.