Years of ongoing war have reduced Syria to one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.

We have been providing Mary’s Meals in Syria since 2017. We work in close partnership with Dorcas, an organisation which is widely trusted and respected locally. We feed children in 12 schools and a community centre in the city of Aleppo.

A dedicated team of volunteers prepares the lunches at a central location that has reliable access to water and electricity, and the food is then delivered to locations throughout the city. Our partnership with Dorcas ensure we keep our promise to the children in Syria.

Life in Syria

Syria’s continuing civil war has left the country highly unstable with very high rates of internal displacement. It is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East.

Insufficient agricultural production and rising food prices exacerbate food insecurity.

Feeding children in an often volatile environment is not straight-forward; water sources and electricity supplies are unreliable in the schools we support. 

Mary's Meals in Syria

We are currently feeding over 5,000 children in 13 centres.

The children we feed in Syria are aged between 3 and 18.

A typical lunch is usually a sandwich wrap and fresh fruit.

Did you know?

Around 28% of primary school-age children do not attend school in Syria, as education is a
very low priority.

6.8 million people have been internally displaced because of conflict.

An estimated 12.4 million Syrians are now food insecure (that’s more than two thirds of the entire population).