The map is for illustrative purposes only, and does not express a British Red Cross opinion.

Every day, in virtually every part of the country, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff are risking their lives to get aid to the most vulnerable Syrians – whatever side of the conflict they are on.

To ensure that they are reaching anyone who needs help, volunteers must negotiate their way through checkpoints, down roads fought over by armed groups.

While this map cannot show all the places the Red Crescent is helping, it can give an idea of the lifesaving work taking place across the country.

Collecting photographs from within Syria is challenging. This selection represents where photos were available from, not necessarily where the most work is taking place.

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Photos © SARC – Aleppo, SARC – Damascus, SARC – Deir Ez-Zor, SARC – Homs, SARC – Idlib, SARC – Raqqa, SARC – Sweida, and SARC – Tartus.

The British Red Cross is a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which brings together 14 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis.