Syrian boys in Lebanon, Syria crisis: saving lives and reducing suffering,26 June 2014
MEDRAR Foundation has been providing vital humanitarian aid to those caught up in Syria’s devastating conflict since 2011. As the world now witnesses the fourth year of fighting, we are continuing our work to save lives and reduce suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.
Trapped inside Syria
Around 9.3 million people inside war-torn Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance.
More than 3.5 million people live in besieged areas, many of which humanitarian organizations struggle to access.
An ever-growing refugee crisis
On average, a family flees Syria every minute. With about two thousand people crossing the borders every day, there are now 2.58 million registered Syrian refugees – and that figure is set to hit three million in the coming months.
Over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon
In nearby Lebanon, more than one million Syrians have registered as refugees. A quarter of the country’s population is now Syrian, leaving Lebanese public infrastructure and services straining to cope. Our emergency response in Lebanon saw over 3,600 food parcels provided to vulnerable families last month. Hundreds of cans of baby milk have been distributed, as well as blankets, mattresses and kitchen sets.