Called one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, the Syrian civil war has displaced more than 11 million people so far. The impact on Syrians and the neighbouring countries has been staggering. The crisis began as part of the Arab Spring in early 2011 and has since seen 220,000 deaths as a direct result of the civil war. More than half of the country’s pre-war population (23 million) are in need of assistance, which includes many who are displaced from their homes and communities.
Canadian Global Response has local partners in Syria who work directly with affected populations to improve the quality of life of displaced persons and people in need.
The Syria General Fund exists to support the work of our aid partnerships in Syria and to establish new programs to address the dire and ongoing needs of the most affected populations in Syria.