In an attempt to escape the horror of the Syrian conflict, thousands have crossed the border to neighbouring Lebanon. It is estimated that one in four people living Lebanon has made the journey from Syria – many with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Lebanon, a land mass no bigger that the size of Munster, is now hosting over one million Syrian refugees. The country is struggling to deal with the overcrowding and unfortunately living conditions for Syrian families have dramatically worsened. Thousands of people struggle to meet basic needs and many families are virtually homeless. Thankfully, your support has helped make conditions more bearable for refugee families. With your help, we’ve reached over 140,000 people in Lebanon – giving them access to shelter, clean drinking water and hygiene kits.
Your support has also done something very special for children and young people – you’ve helped offer them the chance to start learning again. Through supporting our education programmes in Lebanon you have provided an education to 6,000 Syrian children and helped them prepare to integrate into the Lebanese school system.