Syria refugee crisis
25 October 2012
While international efforts are made to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, refugees continue to flood over the border into neighbouring countries.
Out of the 100,000 registered refugees, 75 percent are women and children, of which 20 percent are under the age of four.
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
Syrian crisis: Tough times ahead for refugees | Watch video
100,000 Syrians in Lebanon face hardship as winter looms
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
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