A Wish for Peace: New video on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

August 13, 2013
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Development and Peace is supporting health services for refugees in Lebanon.

With the civil war in Syria showing no signs of abating, those who fled their homes and became refugees in neighbouring countries, continue to wonder if they will ever be able to return to their homeland, while others continue to make the heart wrenching decision to leave to escape the violence at their doorsteps. There are now almost 2 million Syrian refugees spread throughout the Middle East, including 680,000 in Lebanon alone.

Development and Peace is supporting Caritas Lebanon in their work providing food, fuel, counselling, blankets, clothes, and shelter for the most vulnerable refugees from all religious backgrounds. In addition, Development and Peace and the Canadian government, are providing funding for mobile clinics and other medical services for refugees being offered by Caritas Lebanon.

This new video shows the ongoing plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and how Development and Peace and Caritas Lebanon are making a difference in their lives. Learn more about our response to the crisis in Syria or make a donation today.