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.
AMMAN (Nov. 15, 2013) — Ahead of International Children's Day on November 20, CARE voices our concern about Syrian refugee families becoming increasingly reliant on child labor to meet basic survival needs such as food and rent. According to the latest Jordanian government estimates around 30,000 Syrian children are currently working in Jordan. The International Labor Organization warns that the number of child laborers in Jordan may be even higher. In Lebanon, at least 50,000 Syrian refugee children need to work to support their families.
We call on donor governments to address the specific needs of women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria.
CARE is working to help Syrians meet their most urgent needs and protect their dignity. We are on the ground in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, collaborating with partners and helping people displaced by the conflict and the communities hosting them. Here's an overview of the assistance we've been able to provide to date:
An assessment of Syrian refugees in Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon in August 2013.