For seven years we have seen gruesome and heartbreaking images of a country decimated by brutal war. People doing their best to survive.
It’s estimated that close to 500,000 people have been killed. Eight million Syrians are internally displaced and over 5 million refugees have fled the country in search of safety. More than four million people are currently living in besieged areas, running short of food, medicines and essential everyday items.
Red Cross Red Crescent is providing life-saving support to around 4.5 million people every month inside Syria, as well as helping thousands of Syrian refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Australian Red Cross is supporting the provision of urgently needed relief supplies, including hygiene kits, food parcels and essential items to keep people warm over the winter months, as well as medicines and cash assistance. With your help, our Red Crescent colleagues can also offer psychological first aid and emotional support to people who have lived through trauma.