The Syrian civil war, which has been ongoing since 2011, has devastated an entire nation. 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. Ten years after the war began, life is getting worse, not better, for Syrians living in Lebanon.
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The situation in Lebanon continues to be tense as more people fall into extreme poverty. Amidst reports of food shortages, rationing, and a downward spiral of the local currency, COVID remains an ongoing challenge with the possibility of vaccination a remote possibility.
In addition, the Syrian crisis continues with no end in sight. 10 years later, a new generation of kids are growing up with an uncertain future. Despite challenges, World Renew’s work in Lebanon continues. In 2020, World Renew and our partner MERATH brought hygiene items to 11,000 refugee families to prevent the spread of COVID. An additional 18,000 hygiene kits were distributed to vulnerable blast survivors in Beirut for COVID protection.
Please pray for stability, food, peace, and hope for the Lebanese people and the Syrian refugees currently seeking refuge there.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever. And now, the local Lebanese population is struggling with extreme economic hardship and a devastated capital city. They need our support and our prayers to weather the immediate hardships and the difficult rebuilding process ahead. Your gifts to Lebanon go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.