In Lebanon, more than one million Syrian refugees live in unsafe dwellings under poor hygienic conditions. As they have hardly any income opportunities, most households are dependent on food aid. Every third family does not even eat one hot meal a day. Our project aims to improve the nutrition of Syrian refugees and needy Lebanese families.
Lebanon is by far the country with the largest number of Syrian refugees in terms of population. In some regions the population has doubled as a result. We have been active with local partners since 2014.
The Preparation of hot, nutritious meals and delivery to the beneficiaries and the management of the community kitchens (adherence to hygiene standards and the given nutritional plans) will enable those affected not to be permanently dependent on food aid but to generate their own income.
Thank you so much that you support our efforts in Lebanon.
Jordania is one of the countries particularly affected by the Syrian refugee crisis. More than 655,000 refugees from Syria are registered in Jordan. According to United Nations estimates, there are also about 139,000 unregistered refugees. The majority of the refugees live outside the two large official camps Za´atri and Azraq in host communities. In addition, there are about 78,000 Syrians living in the no-man's-land between Syria and Jordan who hope to cross the border.
Many refugees have been in Jordan for six years now. They could not take much from their homeland and their savings have long since been used up. Only a few have a work permit and the rental costs are high. This is why most refugees are dependent on humanitarian aid to cover their basic needs. Their living conditions are becoming increasingly precarious. Although the borders are virtually closed and Syrians are hardly able to follow them, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the refugees living in the country to finance their expensive lives in Jordan. In desperation, more and more refugees are considering returning to Syria or embarking on a life-threatening journey to Europe.
Our partner DSPR is on the ground to establish different measures to support the refugees (a.o.t):
- Food security: distribution of food packages and vouchers for food, distribution of hot meals
- repair of hygiene and sanitation infrastructure, distribution of vouchers for hygiene articles, implementation of hygiene training courses
- Health and Nutrition: free medical treatment days, health and nutrition sessions for beneficiaries, maternal care courses, health referrals, prophylaxis, community health education sessions
- Protection/ psychosocial well-being: Psychosocial counselling, especially for women, youths, children and traumatised refugees
- Early Recovery/ Livelihoods: Workshops on Start your own Business (SYOB), Women's economic empowerment courses (e.g. in a safe place), vocational training in various sectors, Business Startup Kits, Cash for Work activities, basic and advanced business trainings
As you see our focus is on immediate and emergency aid measures, as they are geared to securing the survival and basic needs of conflict-affected people. In addition, other planned measures as early recovery/livelihoods and education, are aimed at long-term effects, as they strengthen the self-help capacities of the beneficiaries.
To covert all these measures, we are urgently dependent on you support. Please keep on giving people in Jordania, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey a perspective for a dignified life.
Thank you so much, yours
The Syrian crisis is now in its eighth year, and the population is marked by destruction and displacement. There are some 13.1 million people within Syria who need humanitarian aid, including 5.3 million children. More than 5.3 million people have left the country, most of them registered in neighbouring countries. Around 570,000 people fled Syria in 2017 alone. The critical response to this refugee crisis therefore lies largely with the neighbouring states (especially Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey). The already fragile situation of the receiving communities is further exacerbated by the high number of refugees. About every third person in Lebanon has fled another country, including one million Syrian refugees. Jordan currently has about 1.4 million refugees from Syria. Therfore it's very important to continue the support of the refugees.
With one of our current projects we want to reach refugees in Lebanon and Jordan to help reduce the suffering of the refugees and population affected by the Syrian conflict. The measures include the distribution of winter clothing and blankets, cash aid for rent payments, the distribution of food packages and vouchers for food, the distribution of hot meals, the distribution of vouchers for hygiene articles, the implementation of hygiene training, health education and care for mothers, vocational training to build a new livelihood and financial support for school fees.
I thank you for the during and strong support. Keep on. Together we can give sustained help toward the affected families.
More than 6.1 million people have been displaced within Syria in recent years - more than in any other country in the world. A further 5.3 million have left the country and are registered as refugees in the neighbouring countries. The average life expectancy is only 55 years. The Syrian war, which has lasted for eight years, is one of the most complex humanitarian crises of our time. According to United Nations estimates, 13.1 million people depend on humanitarian aid, including 5.3 million children.
More than 5.3 million people have left the country and are mostly registered in the neighbouring states as Jordan or Lebanon. There are currently around 1.4 million Syrian refugees living in Jordan. According to UN estimates, 12% of the population have fled another country.
The ongoing Syrian crisis has led to a quasi-permanent stay of the Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon and Jordan. Around 80% of them live below the poverty line and many are therefore dependent on humanitarian aid to cover their basic needs.
We are helping both, Syrian refugees and the hosting communities in Jordan and Lebanon. With our project we want to reduce vulnerability and the suffering of the refugees and population affected by the Syrian conflict.
For this aim we are acting in serveral activities:
Please keep going on with your support, especially the permanent support of our work.
Thank you so much, yours
The three million refugees in Turkey have a difficult everyday life. They suffer from food shortages, lack of work and prospects, but also from the psychological wounds that have left their mark on them. Together with our Turkish partner organisation Support to Life (STL), Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe provides help for particularly needy refugees: electronic money cards made it possible to buy additional food, warm clothing helped to survive the winter, and psychosocial support facilitated the processing of the traumatic escape experiences.
Survival outside the camps
The refugee families, who have to make do with little money, often try to take out a loan as a short-term solution and get into debt. Many sell their last valuables, such as wedding rings, to secure basic needs. Many families also save the costs of educating their children in order to have sufficient reserves for their daily needs for food and hygiene articles. Parents sometimes give up meals so that their children don't go hungry. The majority of refugees are already showing signs of malnutrition.
More than 70,000 refugees, most of them Syrian, were supplied under this project. With the help of the additional income, people were able to buy food or commodities that they needed most. The local partner STL reports that families who had received cash cards no longer had to skip meals and were able to include food such as eggs, milk or meat products back in their diet. In addition, some 30,000 refugees were helped to survive the very cold winters in both south-eastern Turkey and Istanbul. With the help of the money cards they could buy winter clothes and warm blankets.
We appreciate your support so much. Many steps could already be taken. But futher support is necessary to reach more affected refugees. It would be great if you are getting a part of this project.
Thank you so much
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