Syria Relief is a UK based charity which has touched the lives of 1.8 million Syrians in need. Syria Relief was born in Manchester, UK, at the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. Dismayed at the rapidly unfolding crisis in Syria, a group of friends of Syrian heritage came together to make a concerted effort to provide emergency humanitarian aid in the region, for what was initially assumed a short -term project.

Our Vision
Syria Relief envisions a future in which the people of Syria live in dignity and security, with the means and opportunities to fulfil their potential and achieve their aspirations, wherever they may be in the world.

Our Mission
Inspired by a deep sense of duty towards innocent civilians caught in the Syrian conflict, we set ourselves an ambitious mission: To relieve the suffering and support the future of the people of Syria.


Policy, legislation and its implementation
Syria Relief commits to using the technical knowledge and expertise to support the development of policies on disability with the UK international Development and Humanitarian sector.  

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Over the next 5 years Syria Relief is committed to using the "Children living with disabilities inside Syria’ report to push for mainstream inclusion across all Disaster Risk Reduction and humanitarian sectors, and implement our commitments in the Charter ‘Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action".

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Capacity building: teachers and staff
A twin-track approach is needed to improve provisions and services for children with disabilities during periods of conflict. Syria Relief commits to include children with disabilities within education; pursuant to SDG4. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
Over the next 5 years, Syria Relief is committed to implement disability-specific efforts for children living with disabilities inside Syria, such as more inclusion in classes and schools, and specialised training for school faculty.  

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Inclusive environments in the workplace
Syria Relief commits to gather evidence and share best practice from across our members’ programmes, and use this to scale up efforts to encourage greater awareness, especially in non-formal sector, and increase body of evidence on economic empowerment

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Through our 5 year research plan we aim to gather evidence that will produce the best policies and recommendations to empower the disabled economically.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

Commit resources to support strengthened disability data
Syria Relief commits to the collection of rigorous, reliable and comparable data and evidence on disability amongst our networks.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Following a 5 year plan – Syria Relief will undertake more evidence based research, giving organizations more essential info on Syria to shape projects and humanitarian assistance.           

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

Syria Relief commits to consider and take into account the different forms of discrimination that girls and women with disabilities experience within Syria over the next 5 years.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Syria Relief is committing to strengthening existing case management processes for persons with disabilities so that we and others can develop best practice to support and integrate children with disabilities in humanitarian projects. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Over the next 5 years, we will be working with our partners to fulfil our commitments as laid out above and include children with disabilities across multiple sectors.

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018