- Population (2013 est.): 22.4 million
- UN Human Development Index rank: 116 (out of 186)
- Joseph House (Abundant Rain) started work in Syria in Jun 2014.
Support Syrian families who've been displaced by ongoing conflict. Help meet basic needs for food, water and shelter while focusing especially on the longer-term emotional and developmental needs of traumatized children and adolescents.
Syria's prolonged and increasingly violent civil war has been rain for three years. The fighting has killed over 100,00 people and driven nearly 10 million people from their homes, creating a desperate humanitarian crisis inside the country and throughout the region. Not only are basic resources like water and shelter scarce, millions of children have been uprooted from school and any sense of stability. Their future is in question, and the massive displacement is destabilizing the entire region.
Emergency response: Meeting the urgent needs of nearly two million people both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. Distributing emergency food relief and activities to help children heal from trauma.