The most vulnerable members of any society, Syria Relief supports 3,000 orphans across Syria. Tens of thousands of children have been left without parents, without family support and are in desperate need of help since the crisis.
Countless children have had to flee from their homes without parents to accompany them and children as young as 9 are frequently forced to take full responsibility for their younger siblings. The more fortunate ones are being looked after by elderly grandparents, who are unable to provide for their grandchildren, or by relatives and well-meaning neighbours whose own households are already under strain.
Hopeless and alone in troubled times, orphaned children are often subject to severe deprivation and exploitation such as child labour, early marriage, involvement in the crisis as well as other damaging activities. Born into a life of conflict through no choice of their own, they deserve the same rights and opportunities as every other child in the world.
Syria Relief’s Orphan Sponsorship package provides an orphan with their essential needs – food, clothing, healthcare and education. We make sure that sponsored orphans are well cared for by regularly assessing their well-being in a number of ways – through direct contact with themselves and their carers, as well as analysing reports from their schoolteachers.
There are thousands more orphans in dire need and waiting for someone to give them a chance in life. If YOU can be that special person and can sponsor an orphan in Syria, or want to know more about our sponsorship programme, please contact us.