More than 6,5 million displaced people in Syrian territory

More than 13 million people with imperative humanitarian needs

90 per 100 of the syrian children need humanitarian help 


Region : Middle East

Capital : Damascus

Population : 17, 5 million in 2020 (23 million in 2011)



Regions : Damascus and Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Hama

Programs : Child welfare and Sheltering

Partnerships : UNHCR, UNICEF, OCHA

Humanitarian context

Syria entered in March 2021 in its tenth year of conflict. Since 2011, more than 500,000 people have lost their lives. Many of them were civilians.

13 million people need humanitarian aid. 6.5 million were displaced within Syrian territory. The civil war has devastated the country. Thousands of Syrians have been homeless and unable to support themselves. Infrastructure was destroyed or damaged. The population suffers a drastic shortage of food, medicine, water and other commodities. Many children have been out of school; which makes them particularly vulnerable and puts their future at stake.

Syrie, Contexte humanitaire

Our actions

The mission was opened in 2008, initially to help refugees from Iraq. Since 2012, with the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, SIF has been working in partnership with the UN (UNHCR, UNICEF and OCHA) to relieve displaced, deprived and vulnerable civilian populations.

In addition, SIF provides assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

Syrie, Réhabilitation d’écoles, d’abris, et de logements
Rehabilitation of schools, shelters, and housing

Exemple of some SIF actions between  2017 et 2018 in rural Damascus, Daraa, Quneitra, Homs, Hama and Aleppo : 

  • 42 schools rebuilt
  • 16 emergency collective shelters
  • 3 health centers (health infrastructure and solar panels)
  • More than 700 homes built or rebuilt
Syrie, Bien-être de l’enfant et éducation
Child welfare and education

In parallel with the rehabilitation of schools, our teams have set up education, training and psycho-social follow-up activities for 5,040 children and adolescents (2017).

Publication : 10 Janvier 2019