As the conflict in Syria continues, over 900,000 people have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.
Lebanon is now home to more than 300,000 refugees. The numbers are overwhelming for a country with a population of just four and a half million.
Our emergency appeal funds are helping Christian Aid's partners in Lebanon to respond to the refugee crisis, while our ACT Alliance sister agency, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), is providing maternal healthcare to vulnerable refugee women.
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We have two long-standing partners in Lebanon who are already helping refugees.
Association Najdeh: providing essential provisions to families
Association Najdeh, who already work with Palestinian refugees inside Lebanon, are now helping Palestinian refugees from Syria who fled following targeted attacks on camps in Damascus earlier this year.
Association Najdeh has already helped over 1,000 families by providing them with food baskets containing essentials such as tea, sugar, salt and rice, and nutritious items like milk, cheese and beans to ensure that children especially are not malnourished at this critical time.
They have also given non-food items such as mattresses, blankets and sheets, clothes, hygiene kits and kitchen equipment to enable refugee families to cook meals.
Association Najdeh have identified a further 5,000 in urgent need of support – with your help we can start providing it.
In addition, Association Najdeh reports that many are suffering from psychological trauma and need counselling and therapy, which will form part of their longer-term emergency response work.
Mouvement Social: getting children back in education
Another long-standing Christian Aid partner, Mouvement Social, is enabling Syrian refugee children to continue their education while in Lebanon.
Many of these children cannot access the state school system due to overcrowding and demand for places, or because they do not qualify.
Mouvement Social are running alternative educational classes for these children, which provide them with a safe space for their wellbeing and protection, while giving them access to recreational, educational, social and psychological support.