Syrian Refugees Supported in Lebanon
Since 2011, Syrians have been fleeing their country to escape a brutal civil war. CRS continues to help these refugees in several countries, including Jordan and Lebanon. Near the Syrian border, in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, CRS supports our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters in operating a center for Syrian children living with their parents in an informal tented settlement in Deir al Ahmar. The center also serves Lebanese children in the area. The children receive basic education, after-school care and trauma counseling. In addition, CRS and the Good Shepherd Sisters have provided food, shelter materials, blankets, heaters and other critical supplies to people living in the camp.