With nearly 3 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey and Lebanon, there is huge pressure on host countries to provide adequate shelter, food, clean water, health care, and education. For refugees living outside of government camps, particularly those who are not registered, it can be even more challenging to access necessary services. Without access to these services, significant issues relating to protection, health, and education are present and growing as the refugee caseload increases.
Concern is managing a range of programs in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. We are providing basic needs including food, clothing, shelter, and clean water. We are providing education, psycho-social support and community-based protection efforts. We are distributing e-vouchers so that refugees can buy their own supplies from local vendors. For refugees living outside of camps, we are creating referral networks to help them access services and filling the gaps where necessary services don't exist.
By combining our global experience with local expertise, Concern is reaching approximately 400,000 people both inside Syria and in the neighboring countries of Turkey and Lebanon. Concern will expand existing programs and implement new efforts as more funds become available. Through these activities, we are working to strengthen the resilience of Syrian refugees, so they can protect their families, retain their dignity, and have the best hope for productive lives in the future.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Syria Crisis: Concern's Reponse
Syria: Five Years of War
Innovative Program in Lebanon
Concern on BBC Radio: Syria Response