Syria

Member News

24 Mar 2016
ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid (FCA) is launching a project to support basic education and remedial classes for over 2,000 children in Syria. The situation of refugee youth on [...]
17 Mar 2016
“I was very sad to leave my country, but we came here looking for safety,” 11-year-old Layla  says. “We thought going away was only for three months. We didn’t take [...]
29 Feb 2016
When the Syrian civil war started almost 5 years ago, ACT Alliance member PWRDF began providing relief to those displaced by the conflict.  Over the last five years as the [...]
05 Feb 2016
GENEVA, 3 February 2016 (LWF) – Protection of civilians, livelihood assistance and education are the most pressing needs for Syrian refugees. This is the finding of a call to action [...]
04 Feb 2016
Christian Aid welcomes the commitments that were made today by the UK, Germany, France and others to increase humanitarian support for Syrians and the region.  However the charity added that [...]
22 Jan 2016
PWRDF is contributing $300,000Cdn through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief efforts in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.  Ongoing violence in Syria has displaced about 8 million people within its borders, [...]

ACT News

15 Mar 2017

March 15, 2017 marks six years of the Syrian conflict.  Since the beginning of the violence, ACT members have been providing humanitarian relief to affected people and communities in Syria and in the surrounding countries.  Please join us in praying for an end to this conflict, and for peace for all those affected, including this […]

31 Jan 2017

PRESS RELEASE Sara and Palig Sarkisian are refugees from Syria living in Amman, Jordan, where ACT members support Syrian refugee families. Photo: Paul Jeffrey The ACT Alliance, a network of 144 members in 100 countries, today joined the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), in calling for a reversal of […]

17 Mar 2016

Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, five European ecumenical organisations have written to EU political leaders urging action on the refugee and migrant crisis. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Eurodiaconia, EU-CORD, and ACT Alliance EU call on European governments to fulfill their promises and […]

22 Jan 2016

  More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access […]

02 Sep 2015

  At the launch of its secretariat presence in Amman, Jordan, on 31 August, ACT Alliance called for the protection and support of refugees in accordance with the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Refugee Protocol, regional laws and standards, United Nations resolutions and international human rights and humanitarian law. ACT Alliance […]

13 Jul 2015

One thousand miles separate Syria and Serbia, but the desperation to flee their war-torn country is driving thousands of refugees from Syria, as well as some from Afghanistan and other countries to make the long and dangerous journey. Their trek is a combination of boats, buses, trains, and walking. Many land in Greece first. From […]

04 Nov 2014

© Act Alliance / Paul Jeffrey In September 2014, the United Protestant Church of Belgium received an urgent letter Protestant churches in Syria and Lebanon, telling the suffering experienced by the civilian population in this region. Nearly three million people have fled Syria to seek refuge in camps in neighboring countries. More than half of […]

10 Dec 2013

More than 11,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Armenia. Most are ethnic Armenians whose families originally fled the 1915-16 Armenian genocide in which more than 1 million Armenians were killed. One-third of the existing Armenian population already live in poverty and 18 per cent are unemployed. It is a situation that does not bode well […]

08 Nov 2013

The civil war in Syria has been raging for three years, causing a severe humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, more than 4 million people have been displaced within the country and more than 2 million refugees have found their way to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and countries further afield. The death toll rose by […]

19 Feb 2013

As the bitter battle for Damascus intensifies and further engulfs the region, ACT Alliance expects that even more than 1.1 million Syrians will seek safety in neighbouring countries before June 1 this year – thereby surpassing the latest United Nations estimates. Nearly 700,000 Syrians have already fled across the border. These refugee numbers come on […]

21 Jan 2013

As their country’s civil war drags on, thousands of Syrian families continue to flee the incessant violence for safety in neighboring countries. Yet in many places where they have taken refuge, the struggle to survive remains a daunting challenge. As of January 17, more than 650,000 Syrian refugees throughout the region had either registered with […]