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The media is full of news of people who are in crisis in war-torn areas. This encourages many to seek ways to lend a hand to help. Unfortunately, it is frequently not easy to recognize this aid directly, particularly when one is simply an average citizen who lacks a powerful means for offering help. This is why organizations and charities exist as a means to facilitate the delivery of educational or financial support, as well as aid via health services and refugee shelters.


Jusoor, which is Arabic for bridges, is an American non-governmental organization that was founded by Syrian ex-pats looking for means to support the development of Syria. The non-governmental organization, or NGO, offers many programs, including career development, education, and engagement with the global community. It aims to assist Syrian youth in discovering and reaching their fullest potential by enhancing their abilities. Jusoor has a volunteer program, as well as accepting donations.

Save the Children

This is a non-profit association that has a presence in 120 countries. It prioritizes children by providing a start in life that is healthy, protection from harm, and an opportunity to learn. Save the Children made a splash in 2014 with its video campaign that emphasized the fact that war is underway about the world.  Donations help make a change in the lives of children in dangerous areas.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee has a focus on relief efforts in health facilities, schools, and hospitals that are located in Syria, along with its surrounding areas such as Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey. It helps displaced families with living necessities that include shelter, food, and hygiene. Its website has more information and donation opportunities.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The UNHCR, or United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has the main focus of providing necessities that include medicine, hygiene kits, and sleeping bags to refugees who are displaced in war-torn countries, such as Iraq and Syria. The UNHCR is also generous in providing protection and shelter along with the cooperation of as many as 21 partners among national and international NGO partners. It accepts monthly or one-time donations.