Your Messages

Here's a sample of the messages we've received to date.



  • More than 470,000 people lost their lives.
  • At least 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance including 6 million children.
  • The biggest displacement crisis since WW2. Nearly half of the population has been forced to flee their homes.
  • Four out of five Syrians live in poverty. One in three people are unable to meet their basic food needs.
  • Over 2 million children and adolescents are out of school. 1 in 4 schools are damaged, destroyed or occupied.
  • The average life expectancy has fallen by 20 years.



“When a great many stop, think of Syria, and take a minute to write their message for peace, and help spread the word, we can together put real pressure on the parties to the conflict to deliver urgently an enduring peace. The collective public voice has been missing. Five years on, we may be disturbed, frustrated by the crisis but there is something we can do. We can turn our frustration into action. Let’s send a strong message to Geneva.” – Katherine Davies, Founder of iguacu

walk started on 15 mar

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Home to ancient kingdoms and Damascus, one of the world’s oldest cities, the modern Syrian state is being torn apart by civil war unleashed in 2011 and led the world’s gravest humanitarian crises in the world today.

The estimated death toll is more than 470,000, including thousands of children. More than 4 million have fled Syria to regional neighbors Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, and 6.5 million are internally displaced – the largest number of people displaced by any conflict in the world. Despite the destruction and massive humanitarian needs, peace has not yet been secured. In Syria, iguacu’s network recommends supporting the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as well as raising awareness of the dire circumstances of the Syrian people.

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Visitors to this page have asked us how to further support the Syrian people and the work of iguacu.

Based on the recommendations of a wide range of experts, iguacu recommends supporting the work of IFRC in Syria for both its efficiency and access to the most difficult to reach areas.

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