The U.N. has deemed the humanitarian crisis in Syria “catastrophic,” and the situation continues to deteriorate at a rapid pace. Fierce fighting across large parts of the country has caused more than 4 million to flee their homes. Almost 80,000 people have been killed since the conflict began.
An estimated 6.8 million Syrians—almost one-third of the entire population—are in need of humanitarian assistance. Half of those are children.
World Concern is responding through our Integral Alliance partners with food, blankets, hygiene items, and other emergency supplies. Your gift helps ensure families affected by this crisis receive the urgent help they need.
One of our partners on the ground working with Syrian refugee families said, “The needs are enormous, and they are expanding every day.” Food is the top need, they said.
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of this crisis is the impact on children and families. Many displaced and refugee children, some as young as 3 years old, are being used as beggars on the street to get money for their desperate families.
World Concern and our partners are responding to help families affected by the civil war with urgently needed aid.
A little more than a year after declaring its independence from Sudan, the nation of South Sudan remains one of the least developed and most unstable places in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have returned from Sudan, hoping to restart their lives in their native country. But most are returning empty-handed.
Warrap is one of the poorest states in South Sudan with almost no infrastructure to support the returning population. We’re working, in partnership with the Integral Alliance, a global alliance of 18 Christian relief and development agencies, to reach vulnerable families and provide them with the tools to plant crops, training, seeds—the means to survive this crisis.
The worst humanitarian crisis in the world unfolded in 2011 in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia). On the heels of the most severe drought in 60 years, the U.N. declared a famine in this region. More than 13 million people were in need of life-saving aid.
World Concern has worked in Kenya and Somalia for more than 30 years and was uniquely positioned to provide food, water and supplies to some of the most vulnerable, underserved families. We’re providing immediate aid, as well as long-term solutions for clean water and sustainable food sources.
We are committed to remaining in disaster-affected places until the lives of those we serve
are stabilized. In Haiti for example, we’ve repaired and built new houses, employing local
workers and supporting business owners with grants to restart their businesses.
Now, we’re working to provide long-term, sustainable solutions to the problems of
extreme poverty in Haiti.
Whether it's war, famine, flooding or earthquakes, we’re helping rebuild lives in disaster-torn
countries—one person, one family at a time.
Unfortunately, disasters are common—and their impact on families is magnified in poor countries like Haiti, as most already struggle in unbelievable poverty. Like weathering an endless storm, they’re relentlessly pummeled by catastrophe.
You might be asking, why does this cycle keep happening? And what can we do about it?
Unfortunately, disasters are common—and their impact on families is magnified in poor countries like Haiti, as most already struggle in unbelievable poverty.