The White Helmets

The White Helmets is a volunteer organisation of Syrians who are the first people to arrive after the bombs land each day. Also known as the Syrian Civil Defence, they're credited with savings thousands of lives all while risking their own. Abed, The White Helmets: "When I want to save someone’s life I don’t care if … Continue reading The White Helmets


Hand In Hand for Syria

Hand In Hand for Syria is one of the few organisations that directly provides aid on the ground in Syria. It was set up very soon after the conflict began which was in 2011, and therefore was the organisation to take humanitarian aid into Syria. It is one of my favourites organisations because according to … Continue reading Hand In Hand for Syria

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

For over half a century, UNHCR has helped to save, protect and rebuild the lives of millions of people — refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers. UNHCR: "During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also … Continue reading The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Karam Foundation

The Karam Foundation is an US-based that is focused on educational opportunities for Syrian children. It operates in Turkey. According to the website, about the Karam House: "It is a place where they can learn competitive skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics that are essential to advancing their educations and futures. Most of all, … Continue reading Karam Foundation

The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross – a worldwide, neutral organisation that helps those affected by conflict or war – partners with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent – an independent humanitarian organisation based in Damascus – to provide aid and relief in Syria. ICRC: "But the scale of the crisis is greater than anything we have faced … Continue reading The International Committee of the Red Cross