The IRC in Syria
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
An ongoing civil war has left millions of Syrians in need of aid. The International Rescue Committee is providing assistance both within Syria and in neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. We have been helping vulnerable Syrians inside their country since early 2012, and with our partners have provided emergency support to hundreds of thousands of people trapped by the violence.
How We Help
Working with global donors and regional partners, the IRC is currently delivering support to some 2 million internally displaced Syrians and refugees:
Medical aid: The IRC and its Syrian partners have reached thousands of Syrians with tons of medicine, medical equipment and medical training. The IRC has taught more than 100 Syrian doctors, nurses and EMTs skills in front line trauma medicine.
Emergency aid: Working with Syrian partners, the IRC has distributed emergency items such plastic sheeting for repair of damaged housing. We also distribute clothing, sleeping mats, flashlights and stoves.
Education: The IRC’s Emergency Response Team is on the ground in Syria, providing an education for students whose families have been displaced by fighting. The IRC has opened schools for 1,500 students.
Clean water and improved sanitation: The IRC is improving sewage systems, providing latrines and showers, and ensuring access to clean water in camps for displaced Syrians in the north of the country.
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