Syria Response

Meet Yassin (10)

Yassin is one of six million children who remain inside Syria’s war-torn borders. Find out how he is keeping his eyes firmly on the future...

“I wake up, go to work then come home and study. My facilitator tells me to rest but I want to keep learning."

What we do

War Child has been actively responding to the Syrian crisis since 2012. Our child protection, education and psychosocial support interventions combine to help children cope with over a decade of war.

These programmes - delivered through our network of ‘Safe Spaces’ - allow children to process their experiences and plan for a better future.

In the face of humanitarian access challenges, War Child and its network of local partners employ a flexible approach, seeking to reach children wherever they are. We focus our activities on children who have been forced to leave their homes and drop out of school as a result of the conflict, as well as the communities that host them.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work










  • Syria Joint Response

    Working in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this multi-sectoral response ensures delivery of basic services to displaced families. Spans education, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene and health and was integral to our 2020 COVID-19 Response. Learn more.

  • Building the Resilience of Conflict-Affected Families

    Delivering critical child protection case management services in remote and under-served locations. Includes support to local partners to develop a cohort of experienced case workers, with referral networks from the community.

  • Syria Education Programme

    Providing distance learning opportunities to children affected by the ongoing conflict and COVID-19 restrictions. Ensures continued learning for those at risk of dropping out whilst also maintaining a vital connection between teachers and children.

  • War, COVID-19 and Education

    Working with UNICEF and local partners to provide emergency COVID-19 support to schools - all with the goal to adapt and continue education services and reach children in their hour of need.

  • No Lost Generation

    With support from the European Union, No Lost Generation establishes pathways back to education for children with no access to formal schooling. Includes mental health and psychosocial support and the rehabilitation of destroyed classrooms.


Our partners

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European Commission

From establishing pathways back to education to integrating mental health support in the curriculum, War Child collaborates with this major EU body on several key projects.

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Lukas van Trier is Country Director of our Syria Response. Want to collaborate or have a specific question? Please reach out via one of the channels below.