SCIAF reaches out to Syrian refugees

Syrian refugee children colouring by Danny Lawson

Thanks to the generous donations from SCIAF supporters we’ve been able to reach out to people caught up in the war in Syria.

 

We’ve been working with other charities in the region, Caritas Lebanon and Caritas Jordan*, to support Syrian refugees and local people feeling the pressure of so many new people arriving in their areas. SCIAF has been able to support those in the greatest need by giving medicine, shelter, food and items like heaters to help guard against the cold winter.

 

Over 2 million Syrian refugees have been forced to run from their homes, unsure if they’ll ever be able to go back. Almost 4,000 people a day travel over the border into neighbouring Lebanon alone. They are often forced live in cramped and uncomfortable tents. Many children simply can’t go to school or go out to play with their friends. It just isn’t safe.

 

Lots of people have lost family members or been badly hurt. They don’t know what the future holds for them. All people in Syria want is for the war to be over and life to be normal again. They want to live in peace, go to school, eat meals with their family and spend time with their friends.

 

The fighting shows no sign of ending, but SCIAF will keep bringing hope.

 

Please take a look at our gallery below to meet some of the people SCIAF partners have been able to support in the last few months.

 

*Members of Caritas Internationalis – the global network of Catholic aid and development agencies. SCIAF are members too.

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