Since March 2011 Syria has been a theatre of war between the Assad government and numerous different armed groups. To date, more than half a million Syrians have died during the fighting and bombing, and many millions of people have had to flee: More than 12 million people have been displaced from their homes because of the war. About 5.6 million of them live as refugees mainly in neighbouring countries and worldwide. In the Idlib region alone, more than two million people are dependent on aid.
COVID-19 cases have also risen across Syria, with few people with access to tests. This raises concerns of a hidden, and far wider, spread of the novel corobavirus, especially among populations already suffering fromt the devastating effects of the long-running conflict.
The Syrian war is one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and the people in Syria are urgently dependent on your support!