Sam Tarling for CRS

Escalating conflict in Northeast Syria is causing families to flee once again.

Since the recent insurgency, at least 130,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and cities. In Hasakeh, Syria, our Caritas partner has already seen more than 500 families arriving in existing shelters and in need of urgent assistance. Immediate needs are clean water, food, clothes, blankets, hygiene kits and medical care.

Your gifts provide immediate assistance.

As conflict worsens in the Middle East, millions of displaced families need our support. Syrian refugees continue to flee their country, after nearly nine years of conflict.

Together with our Caritas partners, Catholic Relief Services is supporting hundreds of thousands of families who have been displaced. Donate to Syrian refugees and help save families who have been forced their homes because of conflicts, civil strife and economic conditions in the Middle East and other regions. 

In Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, more than 5 million Syrian refugees—mostly women and children—have sought refuge from harm, and the opportunity to build a safe, dignified life. But, in countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Greece, the local economies, social services, and basic infrastructure are strained to support the range of urgent and growing needs.

CRS-supported centers for refugee youth promote educational opportunities, train teachers and bring healing to children and their families. Your donation provides shelter, medical assistance, living supplies and essential services for the most vulnerable refugee families. A priority for CRS is ensuring education, care, and counseling for uprooted children so that they can catch up on lost years of education and have a chance at a brighter future.

Across Southern Europe, CRS has worked closely with our Catholic and local partners to serve tens of thousands of refugees who risked it all to find a safe place to raise their children. Your gifts support many of these families as they become active contributors and productive residents in countries where they received asylum.

And in Iraq, we are helping people as they come home. More than 4 million Iraqis have returned home after the ISIS conflict, and face the daunting but hopeful task of rebuilding their homes and lives. With your support, CRS is helping them repair their homes, strengthen skills for employment opportunities, have safe schools with trained teachers for children to resume their education. Your donation provides displaced—and returning—Iraqi families with lifesaving support.

Please donate to Syrian refugees and pray for the families affected by the violence in Syria and Iraq. Your generous gift will strengthen our response to the refugee crisis and conflicts in the Middle East.