More than 900,000 people have fled their homes or shelters amidst freezing conditions in recent months, compounding the already disastrous humanitarian situation there. Since the beginning of the conflict almost nine years ago, over 5.6 million people have fled Syria. UNHCR with the help of donors and partners has been providing life-saving protection and assistance to the ones in need, mostly women and children.
But the work is far from over, and the intensity and scale of displacement has outstripped capacity and more resources and funding are urgently required.
Newly displaced civilians are trapped in the ongoing conflict and desperately fleeing for their lives amidst snow, flooding, and sub-zero temperatures. Women and children are sleeping in unsafe buildings, mosques and schools. Existing settlements have become overcrowded, and even finding a place in an unfinished building is close to impossible.
We are hoping we can count on you again, so that we can scale up the response and deliver essential aid, emergency shelter, and protection support despite the challenging circumstances.