June 2012 through March 2014
More than 2.8 million people have fled the country
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In Lebanon, CARE has set up operations in 2013 to support the growing needs of Syrian refugees. Over the next two years, our emergency response includes:
- Supporting refugees to seek assistance so that they are able to address their immediate needs;
- Providing access to shelter for newly arrived refugees and crisis-displaced families;
- Assisting refugees and host communities with livelihood opportunities and vocational training that will help them earn a living;
- Supporting refugees and host communities with access to water and sanitation;
- Ensuring support for host communities that have been overwhelmed by the crisis; and
- Providing psychosocial support, protecting the rights of vulnerable women and helping prevent gender-based violence.
Syria Refugee Crisis
The ongoing armed conflict in Syria has affected more than 8.6 million people, including 4 million children. We’re working to help the more than 2 million Syrian refugees struggling to survive.
CARE Assists Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
As families fleeing conflict in Syria flock to Lebanon, CARE continues our work accessing -- and helping to meet -- their most urgent needs.
Q&A With CARE Lebanon’s Country Director
Bernard Borkhosh answers questions about the crisis in Syria and what CARE is currently doing in Lebanon to help the more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees now living there.
Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
As of 17 September 2013
More than 2 million Syrians have fled their country, according to the United Nations refugee agency. With nowhere to go and often with just the clothes on their backs, many end up in refugee camps that are both overcrowded and overwhelmed. Many organizations are offering supplies, shelter and medical care for the people displaced by the crisis and you can help.
Although Manal is grateful she could give birth in a health center in Beirut, she is worried about her child's health.