The crisis in Syria has never been worse. Five years after the conflict began, war continues to rage leaving millions in desperate need.

8.4 Million
Children need aid within and surrounding Syria
2011
Civil War Outbreak
50,000
People currently trapped in Aleppo
A man pushes a woman on a cart as they flee deeper with others into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
Aleppo evacuation plan back on track to end years of fighting. A man pushes a woman on a cart as they flee deeper with others into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail. Copyright (2016) Thomson Reuters.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 4,810,710 people are people are in danger as of December 4th, 2016 due to the ongoing conflict. As of December 15th, 2016, more than 2,000 people were evacuated from Aleppo with more people expected to be evacuated in the coming days as long as a truce remains. An estimated 8 million Syrian children are reported to be among

those in need of desperate aid located within Syria and surrounding regions according to UNICEF.

Five years after the war in Syria began, millions of Syrians are displaced after desperately fleeing the violence in their homeland.

Refugees, traumatized by war and from their dangerous and often deadly journey in pursuit of a safe haven, continue to face challenges abroad. Refugee camps are overpopulated and basic necessities like water, shelter, food and medical care are scarce. For those now in host countries, the opportunities to settle and start a new life are limited as surrounding countries struggle with the demands placed on them by the influx of refugees.

The Syrian refugee crisis is an international issue. As a Canadian you can help today. Canadian charities need your financial support in order to do even more. As the severity of this crisis reaches an all-time high, your support is needed now more than ever.

 

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