Syria is at the center of the world's most devastating humanitarian emergency. Once a vibrant hub of Middle Eastern culture and history, Syria has been besieged by internal conflict that has uprooted millions of innocent families. Of those, 4.1 million Syrians have fled across the border into Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. More than 75% of Syrian refugees are women and children.
Syrian Refugee Crisis
After six years of conflict, Syrian refugees need your help now more than ever.
Donate to Syrian refugees. 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.
As the chief translator for Catholic Relief Services in Serbia, Kemal El Shairy, 28, is on the frontlines of our humanitarian response to the European refugee crisis.
A Ph.D. student in international relations at the University of Belgrade, El Shairy’s days are now spent trying to help people at the heavily trafficked border crossings better understand their legal circumstances and potential next steps.
Catholic Relief Services doctor Katarina Mitrovic of Serbia talks about what it’s like to respond to the European refugee crisis.