The situation of food shortage in Syria has become increasingly desperate, and people caught in the middle of the conflict are struggling to buy food with the skyrocketing prices of food. For mothers and young children, proper nutrition is a significant concern.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has said that Syria’s development situation has regressed by four decades. Before the war started, Syria was a middle-income country with roughly 30% of people living below the poverty line. Today, an estimated four in every five Syrians live in poverty.
Thousands of refugees flee Syria every day. A total of 4.8 million have fled, becoming refugees in the neighboring countries of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Many refugees live in simple tents that do not have heat. The cold winter months are especially difficult for these displaced families.
World Renew has not forgotten the people of Syria, and remains committed to responding to the needs of Syrian families in Syria and Lebanon that have been affected by this war, as long as funding permits.
Response in Syria
In Syria, World Renew is working with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) and the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC), to provide hygiene kits to 1,900 families.
In response to the outpouring of generosity from people in North America, World Renew has also been able to respond directly in Aleppo, providing food assistance to 500 of the most vulnerable families. These families are also receiving a winterization kit, filled with supplies to help them make it through the cold Syrian winter.
Response in Lebanon
In Lebanon, World Renew is working closely with its local partner the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) to provide food assistance to 650 Syrian refugee families each month. In addition, 281 families with young children are receiving milk and diapers.
Your prayers and financial support are still greatly needed for those affected by this conflict. As the conflict continues, and food prices remain incredibly high, many Syrian families still struggle to afford enough food each day. Your generous support will allow World Renew to meet the needs of hungry families in Syria and Lebanon. Please donate today.
World Renew is grateful to have received funding for this project from