About Us

Set up in 2011,
this is our story

Syria Relief is a UK based charity which has touched the lives of 1.8 million Syrians in need.

Syria Relief was born in Manchester, UK, at the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. Dismayed at the rapidly unfolding crisis in Syria, a group of friends of Syrian heritage came together to make a concerted effort to provide emergency humanitarian aid in the region, for what was initially assumed a short -term project.

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Syria Relief envisions a future in which the people of Syria live in dignity and security, with the means and opportunities to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations, wherever they may be in the world.


Inspired by a deep sense of duty towards innocent civilians caught in the Syrian conflict, we set ourselves an ambitious mission: To relieve the suffering and support the future of the people of Syria.


Humanitarian Principles

  • We believe in the fundamental principles of humanitarian work, including humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, and uphold all aspects of international humanitarian laws and conventions.

Accountability and Transparency

  • We believe that we are collectively and individually responsible for ensuring that we remain accountable to all our stakeholders, and that the resources put at our disposal by our donors, supporters, and partners, are used judiciously, efficiently, and transparently, to achieve measurable and visible results.


  • We believe that all our beneficiaries and our staff, irrespective of their race, age, gender, religion, political affiliations, or geographical location, deserve to be treated with utmost respect, in a way that preserves their dignity and enhances their self-worth.


  • We believe that we should always aspire to the highest standards of personal and corporate honesty and integrity, and should always act in the interest of our beneficiaries, in a manner that never compromises our reputation or our principles.

Ambition and Creativity

  • We believe that we should always set ourselves high aims and objectives, and work hard to achieve them and push them further. We strongly believe that we should be open to new ideas and new challenges, and that we should embrace positive change, with the ultimate goal of achieving our mission: Relieving the suffering, supporting the future.
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Programme Areas

We provide healthcare, sponsor schools, support
orphans, provide water, food and tents, and more.

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We sponsor dozens of schools, educating more than 16,000 children.

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Food security

We deliver high-calorie, nutritionally balanced meals all over Syria.

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From emergency surgery to mental-health support, we’re helping thousands.

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Non food items

Our blankets, tents and heaters help keep people warm, dry and safe.

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Orphan support

We support 3,000 orphans across Syria, but many more need our help.

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Water & sanitation

We’ve provided access to clean water for more than 100,000 people to date.

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