Five years ago, no one expected that the conflict in Syria would create the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Yet the human suffering it has caused has touched almost every country on earth.

In 2012, one million people were in need. Today, 13.5 million people need aid inside Syria and 4.6 million people have fled the country in search of safety.

A crisis this big needs all of us to solve it. Your generosity can help Syria's families to survive and endure until solutions can be found. Donate now.

Red Cross response

Every month Red Cross Red Crescent reaches 4.5 million people with essential aid: deliveries of food and medicine, blankets and warm clothing for people sleeping rough, emergency health care, hygiene items and cash grants for families in desperate poverty.


Recovering far from home

Not all Syrians seeking safety in neighbouring countries, such as Jordan, escape without injury. Fadi, 34, was shot three times in the leg during the conflict. His injuries have left him unable to work or support his young family.

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Food and medicine for people under siege

See the moment when Red Cross Red Crescent teams reached the besieged town of Madaya, where food was running desperately low.

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Keeping dreams alive

Despite the poverty of her existence in Jordan today, Nadia, 14, wants to go to university and become a doctor. She wants to travel and save up to buy a car.

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Our aid to Syria in 2015

Funds raised provided necessary humanitarian support to people and communities affected by the Syrian crisis.


Hygiene and household items provided to 1.6 million people

Safe Drinking Water

Safe drinking water for 16 million people

Food Aid

Food aid to 8.3 million people

Winter Clothing

Winter clothing for 410,000 people

Health care

Health care for 636,000 people

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Daily meals for 130,000 displaced people living in temporary shelter

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About the Syria Crisis Appeal

Find out how donations from the Syria Crisis Appeal are being used.

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Fundraise for Red Cross

Can't donate? Fundraise for our Syria Crisis Appeal. Choose from one of our fundraising events or ideas, or come up with your own!

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How we help in Australia

Red Cross works closely with refugees and asylum seekers in Australia, people like you and me, who are often facing the most difficult times of their lives.

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