This year marks the 10th year of the war in Syria.
Described as the worst humanitarian disaster of our time, the conflict has
caused untold suffering for more than 12 million people. Families continue
to flee unspeakable violence, only to find themselves in crowded displacement
camps facing the life-threatening danger of coronavirus and freezing winter
Syrian families are in desperate need of shelter,
blankets, warm children’s clothes, and hygiene materials to keep them safe and
protected. While ShelterBox remains committed to doing everything we can to
help families displaced by the violent conflict, there is an ever-increasing
need for humanitarian aid.
Most recently, snow and high winds, followed by torrential rains, created extreme flooding within the camps, forcing more than 20,000 families to abandon their tents. Many families are living in public spaces, making them even more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, while others are sleeping unprotected outside in harsh conditions that typically fall below zero at night.
We need your support now more than ever to provide families with essential supplies to protect them from contracting the virus and help them make it through the winter. Thank you for enabling this lifesaving work.