World Vision Syria Response has been operating within Syria, Jordan and Turkey since 2011. We provide life-saving protection, education, wash and health services to refugees and local communities affected by the ongoing conflict, now in its 11th year. The war has left 6.5 million Syrian children in need of humanitarian aid and displaced more than 12 million Syrians. Half of them are internally uprooted from their homes, exposed to constant attacks and shelling, while the economic fallout is pushing them to further vulnerabilities and food insecurity. This leaves 14.6 million Syrians in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria, half of them children while 80% of them are women and children internally displaced. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and lack of accountability for serious violations against children and civilians have further aggravated the situation for Syrian children, their families and host communities.
In 2021 alone we reached over 1.5 million people through direct project implementation; Half of them are girls and boys. In parallel, through advocacy efforts and policy impact, we have positively impacted the lives of more than 7.8 million children affected by war in the three countries we cover. During the last year, World Vision Syria Response has also reached out to 334,511 persons with disabilities (PwD) living with essential services, including 151,290 children with disabilities (CWD); and 279,956 beneficiaries were able to get access to better sanitation services. By 2023, World Vision Syria Response aims to contribute to the better well-being of the 1,700,000 girls and boys affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, by addressing their humanitarian needs, promoting and protecting their rights.