Violent armed conflict in Syria has caused millions of people to flee to other parts of Syria and to neighboring countries. Fleeing for their lives, refugees are forced to leave all that they have behind. This fund will support relief efforts by organizations working in the area to provide emergency assistance to those in need.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In 2013, almost two million refugees have been directly affected by the violence in Syria. Women and children make up three quarters of this population. Most arrive with nothing but the clothes on their back and their families in tow. This fund will support relief efforts and humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced persons in Syria and its neighboring countries.
How will this project solve this problem?
This fund will support life-saving assistance and relief efforts in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Funds will help survivors and victims get necessary immediate relief supplies like food and hygiene kits, as well as provide long-term support through activities such as building water systems and providing educational supplies and job training. Your donation will support organizations such as Mercy Corps, MADRE, and Oxfam. We will post additional updates as funds are disbursed.
Potential Long Term Impact
Civil conflict and strife always require a huge amount of support to provide both immediate relief and recovery. Follow the "Reports" tab for updates about how the fund is disbursed and put to work.
Total Funding Received to Date: $34,663
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $55,337
Total Funding Goal: $90,000