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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. 

Children living in a refugee camp in Zahle

Syria: Three Years of Crisis

The Ides of March—it holds such an ominous place in our collective literary and social consciousness. Some we may chalk up to superstition. But some, it seems, is frighteningly all too real—tomorrow, March 15th, marks the third anniversary of the beginning of crisis in Syria. The numbers are staggering. More than 100,000 people have died, 2.5 million are refugees, and more than four million are internally displaced within their devastated home country.

Cash-for-Work Program to Aid Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Launches

Action Against Hunger has just launched a pioneering cash-for-work project in the towns of Tyre and Nabatieh, south Lebanon. The initiative is providing humanitarian assistance in the form of cash to about 400 unemployed Syrian refugees and host Lebanese, in exchange for labor. Lebanese make up about a third of this group, and the help is needed; hosting many thousands of Syrian refugees has taken a toll on Lebanon's resources and economy, where the refugees now comprise a full 25 percent of the population.

Mideast art auction bids to help Syria's child refugees

Syri-Arts Beirut is organized in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, UNICEF, Save The Children International, Action Against Hunger, Syri-Art Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), and the Beirut Exhibition Center.

Impending Winter Threatens the Survival of Syrian Refugees

As the crisis in Syria continues to escalate, the already staggering number of refugees is still climbing. It is now estimated that there are more than four million internally displaced people in Syria, and more than two million people who have fled to neighboring countries. To meet the needs of this growing population, Action Against Hunger is expanding its programs in the region.

Stories of Syria's Displaced: Samer's Family

Last week I introduced you to Ahmed, Selma, and their children—a family of Syrians who are living as refugees in Kitim, Jordan. This week I’d like you to get to know Ahmed’s cousin Samer and his family, who have similarly fled home for safety in Kitim.

Stories of Syria's Displaced: Ahmed & Selma

I’m still here in Kitim, Jordan, a small village in the country’s north—close to the border with Syria, the border which refugees continue to cross each and every day. Action Against Hunger is continuing its assessment of humanitarian needs here, wanting to supplement our already-running relief programs for refugees in neighboring Lebanon and Turkey.

Syria's Refugees: "We Saw the Dead at Our Feet"

Editor’s Note: The following was recounted by Florian Seriex, an Action Against Hunger communications specialist on site during a recent program assessment in the Syrian neighbor nation of Jordan.

Mahmoud’s hair was unkempt, his face covered in stubble, and his clothes wrinkled when we met him—he wore his life as a Syrian refugee quite literally on his sleeve. He wanted us to meet his family, in fact he insisted. He disappeared briefly, but came back to give us his phone number, address, and detailed directions.

Staggering and Sobering: Syrian Refugee Total Tops Two Million

Samia* silently sits on the floor, surrounded by tobacco leaves that have been left to dry in the sun.  Her wrinkly hands slowly and gently place the leaves in a heap as she gazes into space. The only noise is that of children playing in the distance.

Syrian Crisis: “The Biggest Humanitarian Challenge We Face Worldwide”

Today is World Refugee Day—a time to recognize the struggle of families who have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict or disaster. Action Against Hunger works to restore stability for countless refugees across the globe, including those who have fled Syria in recent months because of growing conflict.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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