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Syria Crisis Update

Syria country information - find out the latest World Vision UK news for Syria, including the latest on the Syria crisis

The Night I Saw Death

World Vision UK CEO, Justin Byworth, tells a haunting tale from his recent visit to Lebanon.

Syria crisis - a time of tears

9 months after his last visit, Justin Byworth is back in Beiruit and describes firsthand what Syria’s descent means for its mothers and fathers, sons and daughters.

Children of Syria Share Their Dreams

Fled from their homes, living in a foreign country, often in little more than a tent, the children of Syria are facing challenges that no child should be forced to face. But what do they dream about for their future?

Without education, Syria’s children and future are at risk

World Vision's Joy Toose shares the very real concerns for the children of Syria who, despite being safe from bombardment in Lebanon, now face falling behind through lack of schools and education.

‘Terrifying landmark’ as number of Syrian refugees passes two million

Aid agency World Vision continues to step up its efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries, as the number of refugees fleeing the conflict reaches a landmark two million.

A letter to Muna, for our birthday

After meeting baby Muna while visiting our work in Jordan, the poignancy of their shared birthdays lead World Vision International's Meg to write an open letter about how inadequately she can answer the questions the crisis raises.

Painful memories

Like a lot of boys his age, Abdurrahman, 9, from Syria imitates sounds. Today, he is imitating the sound of rockets.

Syrian refugee crisis stretching aid effort to its limits say aid agencies

Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.

Children 'scared for the future' as Syria crisis takes toll on neighbouring countries

Communities in Lebanon are at 'breaking point' as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighbouring Syria continue to pour into the country - putting children further at risk, aid agency World Vision warns today.
The Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Host Communities in

World Vision welcomes £50m UK support to Lebanon as refugee numbers soar

Today the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development announced that that the UK will allocate £50 million to help both Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Lebanese people affected by the crisis.

Miriam's Paradise: a small tent in Lebanon

For World Refugee Day our colleague, Joy Toose, from World Vision Australia - currently seconded to Lebanon - shares the moving story of Miriam and her 3 grandchildren living on the kindness of strangers.

Raw Hope

Raw Hope is an initiative from World Vision, which has been set up to save and protect children in the world’s most dangerous places.

Syria Crisis Appeal

The conflict in Syria is entering its seventh year. As tens of thousands flee Aleppo while the fragile ceasefire holds, we urgently need your help to support deeply traumatised children making their escape. Young children and babies are the most vulnerable. We need your help. Please donate now.

Fear for girls in Syrian conflict

Aid agency World Vision is today voicing concerns that the risk of girls as young as 12 being married could increase, as parents who flee Syria struggle to protect their children amid a deepening humanitarian crisis.

The stench of despair

Nadene Robertson from World Vision UK has been in Lebanon meeting families who have had to flee from Syria. In this blog she writes about the incredibly difficult conditions people are living in, in the south of the country.

Our baby survived rocket attack

Muna, a mother of five from Syria, vividly describes the night their village came under attack from rockets and fled for Lebanon.

DEC Syria Crisis Appeal reaches £4.2 million

Members of the UK public have so far donated a generous £4.2 million to the DEC Syria Crisis Appeal. More than five million people affected by the fighting now need urgent humanitarian aid, with three million of those forced from their homes.

'There's no way to describe the horrors we've seen': a Syrian refugee family's plight in Jordan

Abdullah, a father of five talks about the harsh realities of life for Syrian refugees. “We have used up all our tears, so now we are smiling.”

DEC announces Syria Crisis Appeal

The Disasters Emergency Committee is launching an appeal for people affected by the conflict in Syria. The announcement follows a dramatic deterioration in the humanitarian situation since the beginning of the year.