Over one million Syrians have fled the civil war entrenched in their country for the relative safety of neighboring countries. The flow of refugees into camps and host communities continues to swell - far beyond initial expectations - and strain limited resources in the region. Mercy Corps is helping 500,000 refugees and host community members in Jordan and Lebanon by providing essentials like clothing and blankets, digging wells and building safe places for children to play and be kids.
Syria's prolonged and increasingly violent civil conflict has displaced more than a half a million Syrians to neighboring countries and created a desperate humanitarian crisis throughout the region.
Mercy Corps is supporting immediate emergency relief to Syrian families who've fled to neighboring countries. We are also creating stronger economies by providing vocational technical training to Iraqi refugees and vulnerable Syrian youth.
Since August, Mercy Corps has been digging wells to distribute water throughout Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp & renovating municipal water systems to support host communities long-term.
We have also been building playgrounds & sports fields at camps in Jordan; providing books & school supplies so refugee children can continue their education while displaced; & creating support programs in Lebanon for refugees and children from host families that help heal children's emotional wounds.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,066
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,934
Total Funding Goal: $10,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).