The Syrian conflict has entered its sixth year. During that time at least 250,000 people have been killed, with some independent Syrian organisations citing upwards of 450,000, among them up to 19,000 children. Approximately 11 million people have been forced from their homes.
World Vision humanitarian responders are on the front lines of this crisis working in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq to bring aid and hope to children, families and communities.
Millions of children are facing challenges children should not have to face - missing out on school, working as child labourers and girls vulnerable to early marriage. A generation of children is at risk of being lost to the impact of this conflict.
Since 2011, World Vision has helped over 2.37 million refugees, displaced people and vulnerable host community members. Last year 1.1 million people - among them 630,000 children – were supported. Food assistance, emergency supplies, water and sanitation, health, education and child protection interventions reached children and families in need.