The Syria crisis, one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, has had an overwhelming effect upon Syrian children. Over one million children make up well over half of the current growing Syrian refugee population. Most of these children have been out of school for months and even years. They carry trauma from the scars of war. The biggest challenge yet is providing them a chance to heal and grasp hope for a better future.
Protecting Syrian children has been one the main focuses of Relief International’s (RI) work. In the Za’atari camp, where a large majority of the refugees are children, RI is helping kids catch up in school at its educational center. At the center, children can feel secure while they heal and receive psychosocial support in a safe environment. In addition to catch-up classes, children enjoy organized recreational activities. Our work in Za’atari would not be possible thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff that put in long days and work tirelessly to support the center's activities.
RI is also assisting Syrian families residing in host communities. In fact, about 80 percent of refugees live in host communities--in rural or urban areas where the families struggle to meet their basic needs and find work opportunities. In Karak, Jordan, our team is providing Syrian children with the educational support they need to catch up to their Jordanian peers.
Despite all odds, the Syrian kids we meet are determined to continue their education. But, resources are stretched thin as the number of families fleeing their homes will grow. You can do something. Your support through Global Giving will enable us to reach more children in need. Join us and together we can keep their hope alive and change their futures.
Girls in class at the RI education center
Boys attending recreational activities
Catch-up classes in Karak, Jordan