Syrian Children Urgently Need Your Help

Years of fighting have left millions of Syrian children in desperate need of help and support. Children have lost their homes, their schools and some have even lost their families. They face threats of violence and exploitation and lack even the most basic needs like shelter, food, clean water and medicine.

Inside Syria, 4.7 million children are relying on humanitarian assistance, while 2.6 million have been forced to flee their homes and are now living in precarious conditions in refugee camps.

Crowded refugee and displacement camps offer no life for a child and with a limited supply of running water, food and medcine children continue to suffer.

Help send medicine, food, clean water, soap and education supplies to Syrian children. 

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A girl is injured after the school she was sheltering in was destroyed during an attack in Idlib, northwest Syria. © UNICEF/UNI306327/Suleiman

Syria Faces COVID-19 Pandemic

The arrival COVID-19 has sparked major concerns for the safety of Syrian children living in over-populated refugee camps.

In crowded conditions, where social distancing is impossible and sanitation is limited, a COVID-19 outbreak would be deadly.

We urgently need to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Syria and in overcrowded refugee camps. We are working to educate people on COVID-19, install hand-washing facilities and distribute soap and other sanitation items, but it’s not enough.

Children desperately need better access to clean water, soap, hygiene supplies and medicine.

We need your support to reach every child.




Your Donation Saves Children’s Lives

It is only because of support from people like you that UNICEF can continue our work on the ground, in the hard to reach areas of Syria, and in the refugee camps in surrounding countries.

Here is how your donation can protect Syrian children; 

  • Your €60 could provide 300 bars of soap to vulnerable communities or villages.
  • Your €100 can provide emergency food, clean water and medicines to protect 2 children saving their lives.
  • Your €150 could provide 3 water and hygiene kits to families in need. These kits will include soap, gloves, masks, buckets and water purification tablets.
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Children wash their hands in the Maarat Misrin camp in Syria. Alban, Syria, 2020.

Other Ways to Donate

You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 809 0270

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:30.

You can send your donation by post to


UNICEF Ireland,
33 Lower Ormond Quay,
Dublin D01 R283.

You can help reach more children affected by conflict. Please donate today and help  protect children. 

In the unlikely event that the funds raised exceed UNICEF’s funding requirements for this appeal, your donation will be directed to where the need is greatest.

Save a Child Like Jana

The MUAC reading of red shows Jana is suffering from severe acute malnutrition and needs urgent help. Thanks to our supporters UNICEF was there to help. Jana was put on a treatment plan and given therapeutic food to save her life. This support is only possible thanks to kind supporters like you. Please donate today and help protect a Syrian child.