For six years, World Renew has supported Syrian families who have fled violence in their home country and taken refuge in Lebanon. The Syrian civil war, which has been ongoing since 2011, has devastated an entire nation. More than 12 million Syrians have been forced to leave everything they know behind in search of safety – over 1 million are now living in Lebanon.
According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are now more vulnerable than ever. More than half are living in extreme poverty, and over three quarters live below the poverty line. Seven years after the war began, life is getting worse, not better, for Syrians living in Lebanon.
In spite of the unrelenting hardships that Syrian families have faced, World Renew has continued to provide support to those in need. Through the generous donations of donors in North America, and with matching funds from other organizations and government institutions, World Renew has provided $16.3 million in support to over 204,000 people affected by the Syrian civil war.
As long as resources allow, and the needs remain, World Renew will continue to walk alongside these families. Today, because of funding individuals, businesses, churches, and Global Affairs Canada, 5,130 Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive food every month.
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