The horrific war in Syria is now in its sixth year. Over 400,000 people have been killed. More than half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes – over 11.4 million people. Currently an estimated 13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children.

The situation of food shortage in Syria has become increasingly desperate, and people caught in the middle of the conflict are struggling to buy food with the skyrocketing prices of food. For mothers and young children, proper nutrition is a significant concern.

Before the war started, Syria was a middle-income country with roughly 30% of people living below the poverty line. Today, an estimated four in every five Syrians live in poverty.

World Renew is working with churches throughout Syria and Lebanon to offer life-saving assistance to over 18,000 people in need. Time and again, church leaders in the Middle East have expressed their commitment to extend Christ’s compassion to the most vulnerable, regardless of who they are. It is through these passionate and compassionate Christians that World Renew is extending God’s love to families who have lost everything. The church is central to God’s redemptive plan and the church remains central to the work of World Renew.

Response in Syria

In Syria, World Renew is working with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) and the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC), to help 8,400 people with food assistance for the next year. This assistance is going to some of the most vulnerable members of society – the elderly, disabled, women and children.

Response in Lebanon

In Lebanon, World Renew is also working closely with its local partner the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) to provide food vouchers to 3,750 people across 23 locations for the next year. With soaring food prices that leave many unable to afford even the basic, these food vouchers will provide families with the ability to buy staple foods

Your prayers and financial support are still greatly needed for those affected by this conflict. As the conflict continues, and food prices remain incredibly high, many Syrian families still struggle to afford enough food each day. Your generous support will allow World Renew to meet the needs of hungry families in Syria and Lebanon. Please donate today.

Funding Partners

World Renew is grateful to have received funding for this project from