March 15th 2021, marks 10 years of unfathomable violence and human suffering for the people of Syria.


What began as protests in 2011, has become the defining war of the early 21st century. Tearfund has been supporting Syrian refugees since 2013, and our supporters have helped our church-based partners to provide:

  • Emergency food
  • Urgently needed winter materials (fuel for heating, blankets, mattresses)
  • Access to informal education for Syrian children
  • Child-friendly spaces
  • Hygiene kits
  • Health assistance
  • Trauma support

Please help Syrian refugees

Our church-based partners in Lebanon and Syria have faithfully worked with the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian conflict since it began. Their genuine love and compassion for the people of Syria provides much needed hope and relief to families who have lost so much. With no end in sight to this conflict, the most vulnerable families remain utterly dependent on the goodwill of others to survive. Sadly, their situation is becoming more difficult, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Lebanon’s collapsed economy which has left hundreds of thousands of Lebanese equally as desperate as the refugees they host. Tearfund’s partners are committed to journeying with Syrian refugees until they can return home safely. Please join in helping us support war-affected Syrians by donating below.

Syrian families need your help

  • Civilians inside Syria are being intentionally targeted by warring forces, as the Syrian conflict continues.
  • Schools and hospitals, villages and markets have been deliberately attacked.
  • Lebanon continues to host an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees. One in every four people living in Lebanon is a refugee from Syria.
  • The winter months are the hardest for survivors of the Syrian conflict. The most vulnerable families struggle to survive as temperatures fall to below freezing, and as snow blankets areas of Lebanon and Syria.

Donate now

Your gift helps our partners to continue to provide for the greatest needs faced by Syrian refugees.

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Note: If funds raised exceed Tearfund’s requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to our General Disaster Fund for future disaster response and preparedness.


Tearfund and these 12 agencies below are uniting to spread awareness of this anniversary through a press release.

Tearfund will respond to the crisis as a member of the Integral Alliance

Donate now

Your gift helps our partners to continue to provide for the greatest needs faced by Syrian refugees.

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Note: If funds raised exceed Tearfund’s requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to our General Disaster Fund for future disaster response and preparedness.

Fatima* and her family at their home in Syria.

Fatima's* story

My name is *Fatima, and I am 33 years old. I live with my husband, our five children and my mother-in-law who is 80 years old. Nine years ago, we fled from bombings where we lived. After a long and excruciating search for suitable shelter, we settled here two and a half years ago.

This place is very small, unfinished, without a door for the kitchen, and with a few tiny windows. We do not even have a bathroom—which means we must shower in the kitchen. The roof is made of metal sheets. The rain leaks inside and cold air enters from the roof. When we first arrived, I was immediately concerned about the health of the children. I also always worried about food and didn’t know when or how I was going to feed them. The economic crisis made everything worse and the fast increase in food prices was very unexpected. On top of that, my husband’s meagre income doesn’t allow us to buy fuel for heating in the winter.

I heard about the church [Tearfund’s partner] through some people I met, and I explained my difficult financial situation. Following their advice, I visited the church and they immediately answered my cry for help. For almost a year now, I have been receiving food baskets from them. They also gave me an electric heater, as well as clothes and toys for the children. Being helped by the church gives me a sense of safety. I feel more secure knowing I will be able to provide at least the minimum amount of food and heating for my children. But the most wonderful part of it is that we feel, for the first time, that people care about us and have offered us a helping hand. The church always thinks of something special like stationery, clothes, sweets, or toys to send to my children, and this keeps them overjoyed!

“The church team has given me and my family strength, joy, and hope in this difficult time.”

*Pseudonym


Donate now

Your gift helps our partners to continue to provide for the greatest needs faced by Syrian refugees.

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Note: If funds raised exceed Tearfund’s requirements for this appeal, your gift will go to our General Disaster Fund for future disaster response and preparedness.