Sponsor an Orphan in SyriaBorn into a life of conflict through no choice of their own, thousands of Syrian children are subject to severe deprivation and exploitation such as child labour, early marriage, and other damaging activities. Our priority is to support orphans in their normal or extended family environment, while supporting their lives with a surviving carer. We try to ensure that with our support, the carer is able to feed, clothe and educate the orphan in need.
Syria’s orphaned population did not ask to be born in a crisis, but for many, all they have known is war. For eight years, while the conflict has raged, they have grown into a world unable to meet their needs.
When 8 year old Omar lost his parents, he was taken in by his aunt. With children of her own, Omar’s aunt was struggling to pay the rent and provide food, leaving Omar with no choice but to work. Once Omar was enrolled onto our orphan support program, we helped ensure his aunt could feed and clothe her orphaned nephew as well as afford the house rent. Thanks to that extra help, Omar no longer needs to work and is attending school.
“I used to get upset when I’d see my friends walking to school each morning because I couldn't join them, I had to go to work. I felt so left out. I was so happy and excited when I left work and started attending school again with my friends. I love my school and I want to grow up and be an English teacher.”
Support an orphan child in Syria today.