Two years into the Syrian conflict, a humanitarian disaster threatens the Middle East. The unrest has created a mass outpouring of one million Syrians into neighboring countries. Entire families,separated from their livelihood and displaced by the conflict, are streaming into refugee camps.
"Just $25 will feed a family for a week"
Refugees like Mohammed and Ammar, who are just seven and eight years old. The brothers and their family found themselves trapped by fierce fighting in their village close to Aleppo. After three days without food, water and electricity, their parents fled with them and their sisters to find safety over the border.
But the family faces new struggles to stay alive and warm. With little income to pay for accommodation, heating and food they live in just one small room in an abandoned building and sleep on rugs on a concrete floor.
AMAR's team in Lebanon are frantically searching for basic goods to give them, as well as seeking the help of friends, relatives and local families to provide blankets, winter clothing, and other essential items.
Mohammed, Ammar and their family are not alone. Three million people have been forced to flee their homes in Syria, with over a million people seeking refuge in nearby countries. 50 per cent of these refugees are children.
Two years into the Syrian conflict, a humanitarian disaster threatens the Middle East. The unrest has created a mass outpouring of one million Syrians into neighboring countries. Entire families,separated from their livelihood and displaced by the conflict, are streaming into refugee camps. They need your help.
Visit AMAR's Syrian Refugee Crisis page and watch the CNN report with Baroness Nicholson to learn more about AMAR's efforts to support refugees in Iraq and Lebanon. Refugees like Mohammed and Ammar, brothers just seven and eight years old. Please give whatever you possibly can to help them, and encourage your local school to join our #SilenceForSyrianRefugees campaign, promoting sponsored silences to raise awareness and funds.
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