Syria Crisis: Assistance for Refugees

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Syria's escalating civil war has killed more than 400,000 since the unrest began in March 2011. Tragically, the death toll continues to rise, and more than 6.6 million people are now internally displaced. Thousands of people have fled to neighboring countries and Syrian families struggle daily to survive.

CRS supports classes for refugee children as part of the Educational and Protection for Syrian Refugees Project. Photo by Oscar Durand for CRS
CRS supports classes for refugee children as part of the Educational and Protection for Syrian Refugees Project. Photo by Oscar Durand for CRS

Catholic Relief Services and our Caritas partners in the region are reaching out to Syrian refugees and providing hope and assistance with education, counseling and care for children, housing, and livelihood support.  We also provide basic necessities. We support urgent medical care and emergency relief for tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the areas most affected by the conflict.

Despite the ongoing violence, the Catholic Church and CRS believe that a peaceful solution to this conflict is possible.

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