Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Their Stories and Our Work Through Pictures
This little girl and her family are still adjusting to life in a refugee camp outside of Zahle, a small city near the Syrian border. They’re just a few of the 1.5 million civilians who have fled to Lebanon over the past three years of conflict.
As a border town, Zahle is one of the most overcrowded hubs for refugees. Many children like these are forced to make do without running water or electricity as their families try to look for work on local farms.
Mohamed Hussein Ashua now lives in the southern city of Tyre with his wife and children: “I’ve been here with my family for four years. We left just before things got bad. I’ve seen so many more people coming in, steadily arriving with fewer and fewer possessions. It’s sad because it just shows me that the situation back home is getting worse.” Action Against Hunger is providing aid to these people and so many others like them.
Our water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programs in the Zahle camps are improving conditions to help children like these stay safe and healthy.