Two years of fighting have had a devastating impact on many Syrian families and have left more than four million people in need of aid. In addition, over one million people have been forced to flee their homes. Refugees are arriving at camps which are already stretched to capacity. The situation in Syria has reached crisis point.
The following Dóchas members have issued Syria crisis appeals:
Disasters such as earthquakes, floods, famine and war often occur when people least expect them. When such disasters strike, immediate action is needed to save lives.
This website sets out how Irish aid agencies and the Irish government respond to emergencies, and it presents some of the basic principles of Irish aid. The Irish aid agencies ('NGOs') would not be able to do their work without the strong support from you, the public.
Ireland has a proud tradition of helping the victims of disaster, right across the world. Without your generosity many thousands of lives would have been needlessly lost. This website provides suggestions on how you can help aid agencies to continue to give the right kind of aid. It has been developed in order to inform everyone - from staff working in aid agencies to members of the public - about how best to lend support in a time of emergency.
Thank you for taking the time to read this guide and please continue to give your valuable support to agencies in their important work.