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Safe spaces

Helping Syrian refugee children get off the streets

Children selling items like CDs, gum and tissues out on the street is one of the most visible signs of the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. Many of the 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in the country struggle to afford food and rent, and some feel they have no choice but to send their children out to work.

The IRC is helping them get off the streets and go back to school, creating safe places in Lebanon's cities where they can play and have a proper childhood.

Read more from the manager of the IRC's street children program in Lebanon.

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