Syrian Children Refugee Crisis


The war in Syria is entering its tenth year; almost a decade of violence, fear and displacement for millions of children in Syria. For so many children, war is all they have ever known; it is their new normal. They play their games, learn and cherish their dreams while constantly hiding, on the run and living in tents, bombed out cities or on the side of the road. 5 million children are now in need of urgent and ongoing humanitarian assistance.

Save the Children is doing whatever it takes to ensure every child has a place to call home, a childhood and a future to believe in. Join us.

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Thanks to your determination and generosity, together, we are helping Syria's children heal from the physical and emotional wounds of war. When compassionate people like you support our relief efforts, then we can protect and care for more girls and boys. Inside Syria, you have supported over 3 million people, including 2.1 million children since the start of the crisis, providing health and hygiene services, food and nutrition support, psychosocial support and child protection activities and restoring childrens' access to education and adults' access to a sustainable income.

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Ali Yarbou ($6,799.00)
  2 -  Huda Zein-Sabatto ($3,591.27)
  3 -  Zohaib Saqib ($1,935.00)
  4 -  Kristen Yarbou ($1,000.00)
  5 -  Natalia Yurevich ($580.00)
  6 -  Layla Reza ($500.00)
  7 -  Pema Sherpa ($380.00)
  8 -  Lynne Thompson ($300.00)
  9 -  Tabatha Alegria ($285.00)
  10 -  Mohamed Abdulghani ($261.00)

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Top Teams

  1 -  Hope for Syria's Children ($8,999.00)
  2 -  Joud and Mustapha ($5,500.00)
  3 -  UTK MSA ($3,591.27)
  4 -  Raiders Run for Refugees ($3,530.00)
  5 -  CurEthica for Syria ($2,030.00)
  6 -  Help Madame Success and Ghaida Give Syrian Children an Education ($810.00)
  7 -  Holiday Fundraiser ($700.00)
  8 -  Bay View Montessori School ($535.00)
  9 -  Teens Aiding Syrian Children ($435.00)
  10 -  SWCCG PC ($425.00)

Why we fundraise

Dancing to Heal the World

Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has displaced more than 1.7 million people. Beile and her children: Senai, Abiah and Danait decided they needed to help. The children performed their own dancing and singing routines to collect donations and raised $650. "The sweetest thing they did," smiles Beile, "is that they had piggy banks with some coins, and they emptied them into the fundraising jar before they started asking for donations from others."

Honey Helpers: Teen and Bees

Rico is a rising high school senior and an experienced beekeeper who put his honeybees to work. Inspired by Save the Children's work in Ukraine, Europe's largest honey producing country, Rico raised more than $5,000 by giving each donor a jar of his summer honey harvest. 100% of the donations went directly to Save the Children's Emergency Relief Fund.

"If even the humble honeybee can help Save the Children, then surely each of us can too," says Rico.

4 Wheels, 4 Paws, 4 Good

COVID-19 had many repercussions for U.S. families, including, for some, their first experience with hunger. Mark Roberts decided to take action. Mark went on an 8-week journey across Massachusetts in his electric wheelchair with his dog and wife. They rolled to raise awareness and more than $100,000! "I have to say that I had so much fun, learned so much about so many people from across the political and economic spectrum. My Roll/Stroll restored a bit of my faith in humanity," says Mark.

Tessa Bakes for Ukraine's Kids

Tessa, from Connecticut, raised $2,000 for Save the Children's Ukraine Relief effort and is proud to help the children there as they try to stay safe during the war. Tessa says, "Helping others is a gift, not only to them, but to yourself, knowing that you are doing good for the world." Tessa wanted to send a message that people should be grateful for what they have and do what they can to help others. Tessa used her passion for baking to support children in Ukraine by baking scratch-made apple tortes.

Middle Schoolers Hike4ACause

Students at Magellan Middle School started "Hike4ACause" to raise money to help Afghan refugee children. Students were asked to get a sponsor to pay them for each mile hiked. 70 students hiked 538 miles raising $6,387.96!

"We are very grateful for the opportunity our community had to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of young refugees," said Nicolas Puga.