Updates and Reports
PDA continues to respond to violence impacting Syrians. Zaatari is now the second largest refugee camp in the world and Jordan's fourth largest city. - August 2013
Syria crisis deepens - especially for children. Millions are displaced, and humanitarian assistance is being shared, including in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, where more than half the population is children. School kits have been sent. - August 2013
The ongoing conflict in Syria continues to displace families. PDA is supporting the refugees in the the Za'atari refugee camp. - January 2013
Syrian refugees in Jordan seek to recover and return: families in the Za'atari refugee camp in northern Jordan receive assistance – photos by Magnus Aronson, LWF/ACT. - November 2012
In the midst of unspeakable violence. Story from Presbyterian New Service (PNS) on the effect the Syrian crisis has on the Christian community. - August 2012
PDA responds to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria. Increased fighting in the cities of Aleppo and Damascus has led to the additional displacement of Syrian families. - August 2012
Stand in the Gap for Syria – initial report. One Great Hour of Sharing funds are providing humanitarian assistance. - February 2012
Background to the situation in Syria – Brief explanation of events that have led to the current crisis. - February 2012
The Presbyterian Response to the Conflict in Syria: pdf version of the powerpoint presentation prepared for the spring 2014 Ecumenical Advocacy Days.
Crisis in Syria: The Presbyterian Mission Agency's Response: These presentations were made at the September 2013 Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Meeting on the crisis in Syria.
- Participating in God's Mission In Syria - history (PDF slideshow)
- Humanitarian & Advocacy Efforts in Syria (PDF slideshow)
Peacemaking and PDA are working collaboratively in response to the crisis in Syria. Find bulletin inserts and a service of prayer for peace on the Peacemaking web page.
Letter from the Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and more than 20 ecumenical colleagues, calling on the United States government to keep its attention on the Syrian Civil War and act accordingly to bring stability and peace to the region. July 2013
Call to prayer for Syria from the 220th General Assembly. August 2012
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the UN General Assembly Resolution on Syria. August 3, 2012
World Mission Call to prayer and action and a prayer for the people of Syria – information on how you can help address some of the needs related to Syria. March 2012