Lebanon's refugee crisis

Aida* and her family travelled for five days through Iraq, Jordan & back to Syria before reaching Lebanon. Photo: Eoin O’Donnell/Concern.
Aida* and her family travelled for five days through Iraq, Jordan & back to Syria before reaching Lebanon. Photo: Eoin O’Donnell/Concern.

Since 2011, the conflict in Syria has developed into one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. Millions have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. Of these countries, Lebanon, hosts more than 1 million Syrian refugees – roughly 25% of its entire population. This makes Lebanon the country with the most refugees per capita on earth.

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Lebanon Christmas appeal

  • Over 1.5m people have fled to Lebanon since the conflict in Syria began

  • Most are living in garages, abandoned buildings and makeshift tents, despite freezing temperatures

  • Can you help a family in Lebanon this Christmas?

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