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Syrians in Desperate Need of Food & Winter Aid

Help Provide Food Baskets

Nearly 8 million Syrians – including 4 million children - are displaced in their own country. With no end in sight to the Syrian conflict, these fractured families have at times moved three times already and living in dire conditions with very limited access to food.

  • In all, 12.2. million Syrians are considered “persons of concern” by the U.N.
  • More than 75% of Syrians live in poverty unable to secure basic food and non-food items necessary for the survival of the household.
  • More than 54% of the population lives in extreme poverty, without adequate access to food.
  • In conflict zones, many citizens face hunger, malnutrition and starvation.
  • More than 58% of the labor force is unemployed.

As the leading provider of humanitarian aid in Syria; Sunrise-USA works tirelessly to administer various aid programs to help Syrians trapped inside the conflict-ridden nation. We have pledged $200,000 for emergency food aid in the areas where it is most needed inside Syria to support internally displaced families.

Food baskets will differ from area to another but each will last an average family of 5 for two weeks. Eash basket will usually include 4 Kg of sugar, 2 Kg of margarine, 4 Kg of rice, 2 liters of oil, 0.5Kg of tea, 2Kg of tomato sauce, 4 kg of lentils, 4 kg of bulgur, 2 kg of beans, 0.5 kg of za’atar. Each will cost an average of $40, including transportation and distribution.

How Many Food Baskets Can You Sponsor?


Donate for Warm Clothing and Winter Supplies

Displaced Syrians will soon face another harsh winter away from the comfort and security of their homes. Makeshift shelters and refugee camps are not prepared for the frigid temperatures coming their way.

Living in the United States, we take warm clothing and heat for granted. But our Syrian brothers and sisters will be living in tents that ill-equipped for the bitter wind and cold.
The Sunrise-USA “Warm Hearts” campaign has pledged $250,000 in winter aid assistance. We work to supply people with Winter Aid Packages which include: A blanket, warm clothing, a heating unit, carpet, shoes, jacket, socks, scarf, gloves and a mat. The Winter Aid package will be customized per area and needs at an average cost of $110 each.

How much warmth will you send to Syrians this winter?


Both programs will be conducted in the suburbs of Homs, Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo, and Hama province.