Out of the 100,000 registered refugees, 75 percent are women and children, of which 20 percent are under the age of four. Credits: Caritas Lebanon

Out of the 100,000 registered refugees, 75 percent are women and children, of which 20 percent are under the age of four.
Credits: Caritas Lebanon

While international efforts are made to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, refugees continue to flood over the border into neighbouring countries.

Up to 360,000 have fled Syria as a result of the ongoing conflict there. They may have lost family members in the violence or been separated from them. They leave behind their homes and sometimes all their possessions.

Caritas in Lebanon and Jordan welcome the refugees with shelter, food, basic necessities and moral support. However, as winter approaches and they face life in tents and temporary shelters, the hardships faced by the refugees are growing daily.

Press release: Caritas struggling to meet Syria crisis

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Caritas Jordan helping Syrian refugees

Caritas blog: Life after Syria

Interview with Bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, describing the plight of Syrians people and their needs. Interview given to Aid to the Church in Need in London, October 2012