According to the UN, humanitarian needs in Syria have increased twelvefold since the beginning of the crisis in March, 2011. More than 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Many Syrian families are living in overcrowded camps in neighboring countries that are struggling with how to cope with the large number of refugees that have arrived and continue to come.
Inside Syria, more than 7.6 million people who have been displaced from their home seek safety in other parts of the country that continue to be assaulted.
PDA continues working in collaboration with and supporting ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) members and other ecumenical partners in providing relief to refugees in neighboring countries and to internally displaced Syrians. Our mission partner, the Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, is also providing relief and care.
The focus has been on providing essentials such as food, hygiene and sanitation kits, water containers, fuel for cooking, cash assistance, as well as psychological support for those who are suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict.