Lebanon

2014 Recap: A Dire Year for Syrian Refugees

CARE looks back on the last 12 months working with Syrian refugees. 

SYRIA: Images From Inside

An illustration of the life Syrian refugees left behind, images shared with CARE Syrian refugee volunteers, as captured by their family who have remained behind.

Young Voices From Syria

We asked five young Syrian refugees to share their dreams and a message to the world. What they had to say was both heartbreaking and inspiring.

More than 2.8 million people have fled the country

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Country Info

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.

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Our Work in Lebanon

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Latest News from LebanonSyria

Syria Crisis: "We want to return..."

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.

10/7/14

Growing Up by Force

After a 30 minute drive from CARE Lebanon’s Tripoli office, on the outskirts of the city, we arrive at an informal camp where Syrian refugees are staying.

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10/7/14

A Young Desire to Help

Maya is a 14 year old girl and one of millions of Syrian children displaced from their home.

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10/4/14

A Wish Come True

The 4th of October marks the first day of "Eid el Adha", a national holiday in Lebanon which is also celebrated by millions of Muslims across the  world.

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10/3/14

The Families Behind The Frontline

The tension on the streets of the southern Turkish border town of Suruç, is evident by the number of tanks rolling heavily through the town.

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Life Must Continue

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Daraya is a small village in the Mount Lebanon region, about an hour drive from the Lebanese capital Beirut. This is where Ayham lives. His house is in the middle of a little forest. “I have never imagined that I would live in such a place,” says Ayham, pointing at an unfinished house. Ayham’s wife was killed back in Syria. “Six months ago military aircrafts bombed our house in Homs while we were staying inside of it,” says Ayham. “We fled to a safer neighborhood nearby. A few days later fighting started there as well and my wife was hit by a shrapnel in her head.

9/9/14

Syria Crisis: “We never thought we would leave in such conditions”

Syrian refugees in Tripoli, in the North of Lebanon, live in old, crowded and run-down apartments. CARE supports them with access to clean water and sanitary facilities 

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9/9/14

Syria Crisis: A Piece of Me

Lamis, 22, volunteers for CARE in Lebanon. She writes about her home country Syria and how she supports her fellow refugees every day
 

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7/11/14

Syria Crisis: Mira is a Shopping Queen for a Day

Two months ago, Syrian refugees and CARE staff from Jordan and Lebanon participated in the “Dead Sea to Red Sea marathon” in Jordan, raising more than $25,000 for CARE’s Syria response. With more

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3 million Registered Refugees: “This Number Must be a Wake-Up Call”

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CARE calls for more funding for the ever increasing needs of Syrian refugees and host communities

AMMAN, Jordan - The registration of the three millionth Syrian refugee must be a wake-up call for the international community, says CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations.

6/11/14

Syria Refugee Crisis: Three Years of War

When I see Nada for the first time, she is sitting in front of me during one of CARE’s information sessions in the refugee camp Azraq in the north of Jordan. She sits up straight, her eyes directe

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