Syria urgent appeal

Families just like ours have suddenly lost everything, targeted in their own homes where they should feel safe. Help us bring more families tarpaulins, tools, blankets and other essential items.

In May 2019, planes bombed more towns and villages in Syria, forcing thousands of families to flee unimaginable danger.   

Many civilians were killed in these attacks on hospitals and schools, and over 300,000 people fled their homes. Some parents and their children were left sheltering under trees – stuck, driven from their homes but unable to leave the country.

The UN Human Rights chief said the rising death toll had been met with ‘a collective shrug’.

But we won’t turn away. Working with our trusted partners, we have provided aid to 250,000 people across Syria and its neighbouring countries – but it’s not enough.

With your support, we can help more people.

Syria is not the only country affected by brutal conflict like this. We are responding to conflicts around the world – like the Lake Chad Basin, where thousands are fleeing violence associated with Boko Haram.

Please help us support families in crisis around the world.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY


YOUR SUPPORT WILL ALLOW US TO REACH FAMILIES IN CRISIS IN SYRIA AND ACROSS THE WORLD. ​

Exposed to the elements


When our partner ReliefAid met Umm and her family, they had been living in the open in the intense summer heat for two weeks. 

‘Our village was subjected to heavy shelling, which we could not have survived. We had hoped that we would never have to leave our home that we have always lived in.  

‘My children are very sad because they have left their home and their schools. They struggle to cope with the situation here…Their wish is to return home as soon as possible.’ 

Working with ReliefAid, we supported Umm’s family with emergency shelter including tarpaulins, mattresses, blankets, water containers, cooking equipment, solar lamps and mosquito nets.

Help us reach more family’s like Umm’s today.

Umm

What is happening in Syria?

It started out as a peaceful protest, with public demonstrations calling for democratic reforms. But the peaceful demonstrations were met by swift government opposition, eventually giving way to a brutal war.

Today the conflict is complex and violent. But one thing remains constant; Syria’s civilians continue to pay the price.

Find out more about the conflict in Syria and how ShelterBox is responding.