The conflict in Syria has resulted in a severe humanitarian emergency with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.
Around 2.4 million Syrians – half of them children – have fled to neighbouring countries in the hope of escaping violence, many with little more than the clothes on their backs. Within Syria around 6.5 million people have fled their homes and are now living in temporary accommodation, schools or other shelter.
Since our response began we estimate that we’ve reached close to a million people on the ground – 600,000 people in Syria and 330,000 refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. And at the same time we are continuing to campaign for a permanent ceasefire and an end to the bloodshed.
More than a million children are now refugees from Syria. One of them is Reema, a 12 year old poet afraid to reveal her true name, but not to bear her heart. Please take a moment to listen to her words
Kiwi meets Syrian refugees
New Zealander Janna Hamilton reports from Zaatari camp.