As part of Happy Hippie’s commitment to supporting vulnerable populations around the world, we will be funding programs to help address the needs of children, youth and families affected by the conflict in Syria, one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.
Syria has suffered five years of armed conflict, which began as pro-democracy protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. Since then, more than 470,000 Syrians have died and nearly 13.5 million Syrians (more than 50% of the country’s pre-conflict population of 22 million) have been displaced from their homes. Of Syrians who have been displaced, at least 6.6 million people are within Syria and nearly 5 million live as refugees in neighboring countries.
Here are some of the key issues that displaced Syrians are facing:
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