Supporting devastated families in urgent need
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of this brutal war.
For a whole generation of children - violence, hunger, trauma and suffering is all that they’ve ever known.
The conflict has left half a million dead. Millions more have fled the country or become internally displaced.
At times the situation seems hopeless. But with your support GOAL teams are on the front line supporting vulnerable communities and families;
- Distributing food to help families on the verge of starvation in conflict areas.
- Treating young children with severe malnutrition.
- Ensuring vulnerable people fleeing conflict have access to clean drinking water.
- Providing shelter, blankets and safe-haven to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict and airstrikes. Many arrive at camps with little more than the clothes on their back.
For people in Syria, whose homes have been decimated by a rocket strike, these urgently needed supplies can mean the difference between life and death.
All Khaled has ever known is war. His every milestone since birth – his first breath, first word, first steps – have taken place in the midst of violence, conflict and fear.
Khaled lives in Idlib with his Uncle Ibrahim. The entire family of aunts, uncles and cousins live together in a crowded house in Syria’s North West.
Since fleeing their home 10 years ago the family have had to move several times to escape shelling and violence. They're grateful just to be alive.
But with the cost of living rising and employment drying up Ibrahim struggles to put food on the table for his family.
It's heart-breaking for Ibrahim, the family’s sole breadwinner. He has three children of his own to look after, as well as his young nephew.
“I suffer when my children, especially Khaled, ask me for things I cannot provide,” he says. “At times there has just been nothing, no food, no water.”
“Thank God, GOAL is helping us by giving food and helping the village with water and bread.”
With your help, GOAL teams can continue to be there for thousands of children like Khaled. With your support we can save lives in Syria.