Eastern Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta has been under a stifling siege for the past four years. There is an urgent need to ensure that food, medicine, and other necessities are allowed into all communities in the besieged area and that critically ill residents be granted immediate medical evacuation.


The impact of a 4-year long blockade in numbers:

  • Besieged population in need: 400,000
  • 95,000+ children are in a life danger
  • 107 doctors remain
  • Shortages in food and medication are causing acute malnutrition of children
  • The wounded, sick and critically ill patients are not allowed to leave East Ghouta to receive their treatments

Inability to provide medical-aid has resulted in:

  • 13,000+ children in East Ghouta are in dire need of medical care
  • 600+ cases of typhoid in the besieged area
  • 350+ cases are in need of medical evacuation
  • Rapid spread of measles and tuberculosis diseases
  • Shortage in healthcare supplies and basic medication

On August, 4 children died in East Ghouta waiting for permission to be evacuated!

Our work in combating the crisis

ARCS member organizations are working on the ground to provide crucial humanitarian services, like food, water, shelter, protection and medical services, to an area that international organizations and aid agencies have found nearly impossible to access. Coalition members have reached well over 200,000 people in Eastern Ghouta alone.

Coalition Members Working in Eastern Ghouta are:

Starving Babies Campaign

NuDay runs a critical emergency program for baby milk and food baskets, serving vulnerable families and individuals in Eastern Ghouta. By collaborating the aid distribution, NuDay is providing necessary baby milk and food relief for young children on the ground, ensuring that aid is delivered in a transparent way. 

Acute Malnutrition in Young Children Across the Area

ACT NOW and support the emergency milk campaign for starving babies! Your donations will enable NuDay to procure and distribute more milk and to serve mothers and save babies.

Protection Program

Syrian Forum USA operates child-friendly space through its specialized institution - Ihsan for Relief and Development and besieged Eastern Ghouta. They provide recreational and psychosocial support for more than 400 young children on a regular basis, as well as various services and training for their families.

Syrian Forum USA supports two programs serving more than 65,000 children, adolescents, and adults, providing recreational and psychosocial support through two programs:

  1. Child Protection Program – providing structured recreational activities for children between 6-18 years in child-friendly space. In addition, they provide necessary training through their Parental Skills program for caregivers.
  2. Gender-Based Violence Activities – sessions aimed at increasing gender awareness and providing life skills training for women and girls.
Child-Friendly Space in the Besieged Eastern Ghouta

You can help now by supporting Syrian Forum USA and donating to the Protection Program campaign!

Winter Aid

Karam Foundation is providing winter emergency relief to help ease suffering in cold homes and freezing schools for thousands of Syrians in need.

Through the program, Karam Foundation is providing winter packages and heating systems for hundreds of schools by ensuring wood-burning heaters, wood, and heating full across Syria.

Young Children Suffering in Cold Homes and Freezing Schools

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Donate and help provide urgent winter relief to thousands of Syrian families in need!

Clear Water Access 

Syrian American Engineers Association (SAEA) is focused on enabling water access to more than 200,000 people by building and maintaining drinking water distribution networks. They provide vital infrastructure and contribute to the challenging rebuilding efforts in Syria.

Donate today as your donations help to rebuild  Syrian infrastructure and restore the country’s foundations for future economic prosperity.

Save East-Ghouta campaign

Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS) supports a nursery clinic that is receiving and serving cases on a daily basis and providing first medical assistance to those in need. However, their work is affected by the severe shortage of fuel that prevents proper functioning of incubators that are essential to keep infants alive.

Besieged Children in Eastern Ghouta

Donate now to East Ghouta Fund to support the medical staff who refused to leave to care for the sick and wounded.

Orphan Sponsorship Campaign

Mercy Without Limits runs a program designed to support more than 1000 orphans and guarantee the well-being of every child. Their program runs through targeted initiatives, focusing on four principal areas: food, shelter, health, and education.

Get Involved and Take Action!
Syrian children are deprived of the fundamentals necessary for survival.

Donate to Mercy Without Limits’ Orphan Sponsorship program and support Syrian children. 


Ghouta Emergency 

Rahma Relief Foundation coordinates soup kitchen, provides food and daily meals to more than 430 families and over 2,365 displaced persons, and delivers infant formula and baby food to families in most parts of Eastern Ghouta. Their programs support three schools, serving more than 1200 students young children and orphans.

Soup Kitchen in Eastern Ghouta

Your DONATION and support is essential to ensure this program's success and continues to reach those in need. 

Ways you can help:

  • Call, write to or meet with your Member of Congress
  • Raise awareness and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SaveEastGhouta
  • Donate to fundraising campaign for Eastern Ghouta