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Destruction of homes from conflict in Aleppo, Syria

Destruction of homes from conflict in Aleppo, Syria, February 2024

The civil war in Syria has lasted 13 years, devastating lives and forcing millions to flee to refugee camps. CAFOD is still reaching the most vulnerable people, ensuring they have emergency food, water and safe places to stay.

Why CAFOD works in Syria

The civil war in Syria means that millions of people are vulnerable.

Widespread shelling has destroyed whole cities, meaning millions have fled to overcrowded camps, where there is poor access to healthcare and clean water.

Now, in the aftermath of the earthquake, Syrians are coping with another disaster on top of the destruction and enormous need caused by twelve years of conflict.

News about our work in Syria


Refugee crisis explained

We answer your questions about the global refugee crisis and explain how CAFOD is responding.


Ceasefire urgently needed in Eastern Ghouta

Over 400,000 people are trapped in besieged neighbourhoods in Eastern Ghouta. CAFOD expresses its outrage over intensified fighting in Syria and supports calls for a ceasefire so that civilians can be reached. 

How can I respond to the crisis in Syria?

Syria Crisis Appeal

You can provide vital emergency aid to vulnerable families both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.