United States Association for UNHCR
Refugees endure worsening conditions as Syria’s conflict enters 5th year.
As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, millions of refugees are caught in alarmingly deteriorating conditions, facing an even bleaker future.
With no solution to the conflict in sight, most of the 3.9 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt see no prospect of returning home in the near future, and have little opportunity to restart their lives in exile.
Inside Syria, the situation is also deteriorating rapidly. Millions of children are suffering from trauma and ill health. A quarter of Syria’s schools have been damaged, destroyed or taken over for shelter. More than half of Syria’s hospitals are destroyed.
Syria Relief & Development, SRD
Syria Relief and Development (SRD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing humanitarian aid to Syrians affected by violence, hunger, poverty, injury and displacement. The volatile situation in Syria has created a dire need for food, shelter and medical care. SRD is working to address these needs through our established programs within Syria and in surrounding regions. As of January 1, 2014, we have distributed nearly $10 million in aid to Syrians in need.
SRD was incorporated in the State of Kansas in November 2011. We are based in the U.S. with offices in Amman, Jordan and Gaziantep, Turkey.