Syria lies in the birthplace of civilization and is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups. But because of ongoing war and internal conflict, Syria’s economy and government remain unstable and much of the population has been forced to flee the country.


PRAY — Pray for the Spirit of God to move across the Near East Field, sparking a rich harvest of spiritually interested people. Pray for Jordan to maintain peace amidst conflicts in neighbouring countries. Pray for the local church and believers to be mobilized to lead efforts in relief and evangelism.

GIVE —Support the Syrian Relief Project:

GO — See open job opportunities among Syrians in the Near East Field. Contact  [email protected] or visit


  • Population: 17,951,639
  • Official Language: Arabic (official), Kurdish
  • Religious Make-Up: Muslim 87%, Christian 10%, Druze 3%
  • State of Economy: Since the start of ongoing conflict in 2011, Syria’s economy has deteriorated rapidly. More than 190,000 people have died, and 9 million Syrians have been displaced. Over 3 million have fled the country, and half of all Syrians no longer live in their own homes. Sadly, 2 million school-age Syrian children have no access to education. The humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to require extensive international aid.
  • State of the church: Believers in Syria can face not only persecution but also incredible pressure to provide for the physical needs of thousands of displaced peoples.

*Stats from The World Factbook (

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