Lebanon, the smallest country to border Syria, is hosting the largest number of Syrian refugees — 720,000 as of today. One in every sixth person is a Syrian refugee.
They have escaped war, but unfortunately, the conditions these families face when they arrive in Lebanon are extremely difficult. There are no organized camps to host them and not enough services to assist them all. Most children cannot attend school and families are struggling to afford rising prices for rent and food with whatever odd jobs they can find.
In these photos, see what life is like for Syrians who have sought refuge in Lebanon and learn how Mercy Corps is helping meet their basic needs and protecting children who are the most vulnerable.
How you can help
As the conflict intensifies in Syria, more families are fleeing to neighboring countries seeking safety. Your support is more crucial than ever to ensure refugees have the help they need to put their lives back together.