Submitted by Kate Sands Adams on December 19, 2012 - 7:11pm
The International Rescue Committee launched support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon in the fall of 2012. More than 150,000 Syrians have poured into the country since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011. Many fled with nothing more than the clothes they wore. There are no formal camps in Lebanon, and Syrian refugees live in apartments, formerly abandoned buildings, and tents. The vast majority have little financial, material, or emotional support, and that is where the IRC has stepped in to help.
Syria: Snapshot of a worsening humanitarian crisis
December 19, 2012 By
Syrian Kurd refugees at the Domiz camp near the city of Duhok, northern Iraq.
November 2006 The International Rescue Committees’s Emergency Response Team has concluded a three-month relief effort in Lebanon that provided urgent assistance to thousands of people affected by recent fighting between Israeli forces and Hezbollah. After a ceasefire was announced in August, the IRC’s plan to aid displaced people in Beirut evolved into a program to help Lebanese returnees in bombarded southern villages.