Syrian refugee crisis – January 2014

More than 2 million Syrians have fled the nation’s brutal conflict to neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon, with more streaming across borders daily.

The crisis is so immediate that the UN has mounted its biggest ever campaign to give assistance to the hundreds of thousands suffering without adequate clothing, food and shelter.

A number of organisations in the Global Hand community are involved in helping Syrian refugees. If your company or organisation would like to partner with others who are responding, you may find the links below helpful.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

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“Partnerships between humanitarian actors and private sector companies should be developed in which the core competencies of both parties are valued and leveraged. Though financial contributions may sometimes be easier for humanitarian actors to accept and use, humanitarian action would benefit significantly from access to the expertise, resources, and global, regional, and local networks of the private sector.”
[Source: WEF/OCHA Guiding Principles for Public-Private Collaboration for Humanitarian Action]


Would you like to donate to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of freight, human resources, funding or goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use it in an appropriate and responsible manner. Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Click here to offer freight, human resources, funding or goods

Would you like further information?
Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.


Are you wanting to assist Syrian refugees, but needing partners? Please let us know. You may also find it helpful to check out the Yellow Pages section in the Global Hand Library for a list of organisations working with refugees in the region.


Further links you may find helpful regarding the Syrian refugee crisis.

  • ReliefWeb is a United Nations website providing press releases, policy documents and situation reports regarding current disasters.
  • The World Economic Forum and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have complied a set of principles to guide public-private collaboration for humanitarian action.

Would you like to contact us?
If you would like to discuss a response to the Syrian refugee crisis further, feel free to contact us by email at or by phone.

  • +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office, HQ
  • +44 7792 419903 for UK office


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