World Vision Syria Response has been operating in Syria, Jordan and Turkey since 2011. We provide lifesaving protection, education, WASH and health services to refugees and local communities, affected by the ongoing conflict which is in its 11th year. The war has left 6.5 million Syrian children in need of humanitarian assistance and displaced more than 12 million Syrians. Half of them remain uprooted inside their homes, exposed to continued attacks and bombings, while the economic fallout pushes them into new vulnerabilities and food insecurity. This leaves 14.6 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, half of them children while 80% of them are internally displaced women and children. interior of the country. The COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis and lack of accountability for grave violations against children and civilians have further worsened the situation for Syrian children, their families and host communities.
In 2021 alone, we reached over 1.5 million people through direct project implementation; half of them are girls and boys. At the same time, we have had a positive impact on the lives of more than 7.8 million war-affected children in the three countries we cover, through advocacy efforts and political impact. Over the past year, World Vision Syria Response has also reached 334,511 people living with disabilities (PWD) with essential services, including 151,290 children with disabilities (CWD); and 279,956 beneficiaries gained access to improved sanitation services. By 2023, World Vision Syria Response aims to contribute to improving the well-being of 1,700,000 girls and boys affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, by meeting their humanitarian needs, promoting and protecting their rights.