What we do in Syria

With more than 13.5 million people having severe needs, the Syria crisis is currently among the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. Since the beginning of the war in 2011, over 4.9 million Syrians have already fled the country to seek safety elsewhere. From our office in Amman we reach out to Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, as well as to displaced Syrians and other conflict affected people within the country. ZOA is the lead in the Syria Joint Response, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in 2016 we implemented together with our Dutch Relief Alliance partners.

Almost five million people reside in remote areas, while 6.3 million people are displaced within the country. ZOA supports the internally displaced as they are in need of protection, food, health care and safe drinking water. In 2016 we supported IDPs and other conflict affected people in Syria with food and non-food items , protection activities, water, and agriculture support to rebuild livelihoods. In 2017 ZOA will continue supporting people affected by Syria crisi