Help Strengthen the Resilience of Syrian Refugees

by Concern Worldwide US
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Summary

Now in its fifth year, the Syrian civil war has sparked one of the greatest population exoduses in modern history, with more than four million Syrians fleeing to neighboring countries, and 7 million displaced internally within Syria. Since July 2013, Concern Worldwide has worked with displaced persons inside Syria and with refugees and vulnerable host families in Lebanon and Turkey to meet basic needs, improve access to health care, and provide psycho-social support.
$20,000.00
total goal
$16,293.00
remaining
38
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.concernusa.org
Syria Crisis: Concern's Reponse
Syria: Five Years of War
Innovative Program in Lebanon
Concern on BBC Radio: Syria Response

Organization Information

Concern Worldwide US

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.concernusa.org
Project Leader:
Nancy Kingston
New York, NY United States

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