Syrian families need our help

  • Civilians inside Syria are being intentionally targeted, as the Syrian conflict continues.
  • Schools and hospitals, villages and markets are being 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.

Please help Syrian refugees

Our partners in Lebanon and Syria have faithfully worked with the most vulnerable victims of the Syrian conflict for the past eight years. Their genuine love and compassion for the people of Syria offers genuine hope and comfort to families who have lost so much. Your gift helps our partners to continue to provide food to the most desperate, winter materials for those most in need, and access to informal education and child friendly spaces for Syrian children.
We pride ourselves on spending under 30% 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

In 2019, your donations helped 1,650 Syrin children
to recieve an informal education!

Picture: Helen Manson

Donate now

Your donationhelps our partners to deliver life-giving assistance to survivors of the Syrian conflict.

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."


Donate now

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

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.