10 Years of War in Syria

March the 15th 2021 marks 10 years since the war in Syria began.

Today there are Syrian children alive, who have known nothing but war and violence. They have never had the chance to go to school, live in a safe home, free from attack, or even dream of a brighter future.

Most have fled their homes with almost nothing to their name.

Today, millions of Syrian children are in desperate need of help and support. Children have lost their homes, their schools and even their families, but they cannot lose their future.

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

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Sanaa with her children outside their tent in Fafin camp, northern rural Aleppo. © UNICEF/UN0401391/Almatar

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’re working to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Syria by working to install hand-washing facilities and distribute soap and other sanitation items.

However this is not enough. Children desperately need better access to clean water, food, medicine and life-saving vaccines.

We need your support to reach every child.

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10 years of conflict, displacement and now COVID-19 have taken an immeasurable toll on children and their families in Syria. © UNICEF/UN0401453/Watad

Child Malnutrition in Syria

9.3 million Syrians are now food insecure. Ongoing conflict has left Syria’s economy near collapse, pushing millions of people into hunger and food insecurity. 

Right now, 1 in 5 families are struggling to buy food and chronic malnutrition continues to be a major health problem with 137,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition.

Please help us save children’s lives.

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Four-month-old baby Musab has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. He is a Syrian refugee. © UNICEF/UN0398370/Hasen

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; 

  • With €50 you can provide 10 children with warm blankets to protect them from the freezing cold.
  • With €100 you can provide a family with emergency food, clean water and medicines to feed and protect them, saving their lives.
  • With €150 could provide 3 water and hygiene kits containing soap, gloves, masks, buckets and water purification tablets.
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Syrian children sit together under a heavy blanket at a camp for the displaced in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. © UNICEF/UNI374772/Watad/AFP

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.

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