Syria Refugee Crisis
The International Rescue Committee is marshaling a humanitarian response to help the thousands of people crossing Syria’s borders every day, as well as those trapped by the violence inside the country. We provide medical and other critical aid, help women and girl victims of violence, and ensure refugees have access to their legal rights.
How We Help
- The IRC is providing support to hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees as well as Syrians inside their war-torn country. We are currently helping refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.
- In Syria, we have reached more than 750,000 vulnerable people with medical and emergency supplies. Our Emergency Response Team is at work in camps for the displaced, providing clean water and sanitation, education to primary students, and emergency supplies to families..
- In Jordan, the IRC provides reproductive health care, cash assistance, and social services to refugee families, as well as counseling and other support for survivors of sexual violence. In Jordan’s refugee camps, the IRC is providing technical support for refugee women and girls and helping to reunite children with their families.
- In Lebanon, the IRC operates four Women's Centers for refugees and vulnerable Lebanese. We provide guided group and individual counseling and medical consultations. We are also helping hundreds of refugee families and Lebanese with cash assistance enabling them to pay for rent, food, utilities and other essentials.
- In Iraq, at the Domiz camp in the north, the IRC provides camp management, and a safe space for women. We’re also building a secondary school so refugee children can have an education. At Al Qaim camp, near the border with Syria, the IRC is providing free legal assistance, mobilizing community groups, and helping survivors of sexual violence.