Syrian refugee families need
your help

  • The situation in Syria continues to worsen, taking a terrible toll on innocent  families.
  • Most children have experienced the death of a family member, had their home bombed, or suffered a war-related injury. 
  • Families are highly vulnerable in winter when temperatures drop below freezing, and they don't have enough winter supplies or food. 
  • Tearfund’s partner is on the ground providing  basic supplies and hope to Syrian refugee families. 

Your donation will make a difference

Your donation can help provide:

  • Winter supplies: blankets, mattresses, and heating.
  • Food: monthly food baskets and vouchers to families most in need.
  • Child-friendly spaces: where children are safe from abuse or conscription into the conflict, and can receive education, counselling and places to play.
  • Small business start-ups: livelihood training and small business support to help families provide for themselves.

We pride ourselves on spending under 25% on admin costs. Learn more in our financial information.


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

  • $175

    can provide a family with a winter pack (blankets, mattresses, and fuel for stoves)

  • $105

    can provide a one-month food basket for a family

  • $44

    can help a child attend a child-friendly space for a month

Last winter your donations helped more than 2,600 Syrian families!

  • 2,100 warm winter blankets

    were given to cold families.

  • 224 families

    were given stoves for heating

  • 670 families

    were provided with the means to buy warm winter clothes

  • 465 families

    were provided with the means to buy fuel for heating

Donate now

Your donation will go towards our partners helping people affected by the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

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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.
Pastor Bassam.

Pastor Bassam*. Picture: Helen Manson

Bassam's* story

"I used to be in insurance, had won more than 50 awards and was very successful but I knew God was calling me to become a Pastor so one day I quit my job. Most Lebanese people hate Syrian people – our countries were at war for 30 years, our family members died under their hands. So for us, the Syrian refugee crisis brings to life the verse “Love your enemy”.

When Syrians come to our church I tell them two things. Firstly, I want to help you but I need to tell you that we will make mistakes. No one’s taught us how to serve Syrian refugees. You came suddenly and we were not prepared. Secondly, if you want our church to help you, you must help yourselves. I will help anyone who wants to work, to find a job. Once we’ve done two interviews and an assessment we then start helping them with things like mattresses, blankets, food vouchers, hygiene items, milk and diapers.

We are constantly reassessing vulnerability to make sure we are reaching the most vulnerable. I know God’s done something in my life because sometimes when I’m in the cinema relaxing I’ll find myself thinking of these Syrian refugees.

At first, I used to think I was helping these people, but then I found out that they are really helping me. Our church is currently helping more than 100 families every month and we’ve been doing it for four years. The refugees keep coming - we are overwhelmed. They literally knock on my door at night. But I’ve seen that when God puts someone in my way that he wants me to take care of, he gives me the heart and the resources to do it. God is using the church to restore what has been broken."

*Pseudonym


You can help by fundraising

Set up a fundraising page online and get friends and family to sponsor you. Click here to set up your page.

Want a great idea? What about Sleeping out for Syria? Sleepout for Syria symbolises the Church as a place of hope that people in need can turn to. Click here to find out more.

Donate now

Your donation will go towards our partners helping people affected by the conflict in Syria and Iraq.

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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.