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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 (Jan. 15, 2014)—At the closing of the second Kuwait Donor Conference, the global poverty-fighting organization CARE urges governments to ensure that today’s pledges for Syrians in need are quickly translated into aid delivery on the ground and that further assistance will be made available. Governments have pledged at least 1.4 billion USD with reports of higher totals as the conference comes to a close. In total, the United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion to address urgently needed humanitarian assistance inside and outside Syria. The conference aimed to rally international financial support to meet the basic needs of more than 10 million Syrians in need.
“My parents were desperate and did not know what to do. I suggested to them that I could start working. I am a child. It is more difficult for the police to catch me,” Abdulwahad says.
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.