Jan 19, 2013

Urgent Help Needed: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria




In Syria, millions have abandoned their homes, fleeing escalating violence. A dire situation in the country has turned into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. In addition to violence and homelessness, bread and fuel shortages and a harsh winter have pushed many families to the breaking point.

WFP is rushing life-saving food assistance to 1.5 million Syrians caught in the crossfire and scaling up their emergency operations to reach the more than 650,000 people who have fled to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. More than half of these Syrian refugees are children.

Zeina, 10, and her family had to move three times inside Syria before fleeing to Jordan in search of safety. Originally from Homs, the scene of some of the worst fighting in the past months, Zeina’s family ended up in Zaatari camp in Jordan. Zeina’s family is one of the luckier ones. Many more families need shelter and help getting enough food to eat. WFP and their partners are scaling up their operations to meet the rapidly increasing number of families who have lost their homes, their livelihoods and in some cases, their loved ones. We need your help.

Please make a donation today, and help WFP give a Syrian family a lifeline that will help them through this harsh winter and the uncertain months ahead.

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