Syria's children need your help to survive — send them nutrition, water and health care now
2018 was the deadliest single year for children since the start of the war in Syria. After eight years of conflict, some 13.1 million people require humanitarian assistance, including 5.6 million children. Homes, schools, hospitals and water treatment facilities have been destroyed. An estimated 2.5 million Syrian children are living as refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Here's what UNICEF is doing to help:
UNICEF has been on the ground since the conflict began, leading the way to provide water, nutrition, education and protection to families and children while collaborating closely with partners to meet all the needs of the most vulnerable children. This year, UNICEF will continue providing immediate lifesaving support to children affected by the crisis while building upon the work in 2018 to ...
Vaccinate 3.4 million children under age 5 against polio
Provide 4.5 million people with improved water supply
Screen 1.7 million children under age 5 and pregnant and lactating women for acute malnutrition
Protect 682,000 children from extreme weather by distributing clothing kits and blankets
Provide 2.1 million people with mine risk education
Reach more than 1.7 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 with education services
Involve 45o,000 adolescents and youth in civic engagement initiatives
For Syria's children, what's at stake isn't politics. It's their future. Without nutrition, health care, clean water, protection and education, they can't possibly survive. Help UNICEF continue to support each and every child.