The Syrian conflict began in 2011 with protests inspired by the Arab Spring. Today, the Syrian conflict is considered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. With over 12.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria, 7.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria, and 3.8 million refugees from Syria in neighboring countries. As we enter the fourth year of this conflict, humanitarian needs continue to grow, population displacements continue, and an entire generation of children is being exposed to war and violence, increasingly deprived of basic services, education and protection.
Humanitarian Response Network of Canada members are responding to the crisis with the support of the Government of Canada.
Please click on the below resources for more information about the HRN members' responses to the Syria Crisis:
- The Use of Explosive Weapons in Syria: a Time Bomb in the Making by Handicap International
- Resettlement of Refugees from Syria by Oxfam Canada