Just a year ago, their lives were normal, quiet. Now these same families are fleeing their homes in Syria, pouring across its borders and leaving everything behind.
In Jordan and Lebanon, women, children and elderly people describe events that have upended their lives. They can't sleep at night. They're filled with anxiety about what is happening to their loved ones back in Syria and what's to come for their children.
In these photos, you'll see faces of people like you—people who never expected something like this to happen to them. You'll also see how your support of relief efforts of Catholic Relief Services and our local partner Caritas is reaching them with food, clothing, bedding and medical care. So many families expressed their heartfelt gratitude for this support and, through tears, said they hope such a situation never happens to anyone again.