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Boy in Lebanon. (Source: Amurt)

Refugee children need your help

Syria/Lebanon: When bombs are destroying homes and people are dying, the only course of action survivors are left with is to escape. They are forced to leave behind nearly everything: familiar surroundings, schools, jobs, friends and relatives. Every sense of security is lost and everyday life becomes an ordeal. A growing part of the population of Syria has become engulfed in civil war. More than three million people have fled the fighting and roughly half of them are children. They carry painful memories on their journey towards an uncertain future – memories of war, destruction and loved ones who died in the rubble. Most of the refugees seek shelter in the neighbouring country of Lebanon. But they are plagued by uncertainty: How will we survive? Who will help us?

Protection and education

Our project supports refugees in the Lebanese mountainous region of Chouf. Working together with our local partner Amurt, we have made it possible for 920 children to attend state schools. We pay for transport, school fees and uniforms. We also help to maintain and equip the schools.

Some girls and boys cannot attend school, because there is no space or because they are too traumatised. To accommodate these children, we have established a special shelter, where they receive regular school instruction and special psychosocial counselling. Therapists are helping 485 children to overcome the trauma of war.

Map of Syria and Lebanon. (Source: Kindernothilfe)
Map of Syria and Lebanon.
Syrian refugee children sitting in a car in Lebanon. (Source: Amurt)
Syrian refugee children arrived safely in Lebanon.

After the loss of their homes, our support is key in preventing refugees to lose all hope for a better future. Regular school instruction ensures that refugee school students have the opportunity to complete their schooling. Additionally, attending school adds an element of normality to everyday life. The trauma therapy helps to heal their emotional wounds. To continue to provide this aid, we need your support.

Project No. 46104

How we provide disaster relief

How we provide disaster relief

When disaster strikes, the victims need immediate assistance. But providing emergency relief is only the first step in our humanitarian aid. We also pave the way for people to overcome their plight over the long term and prevent new crises.

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How we promote education

How we promote education

Some 57 million children worldwide are still unable to attend school. Each of these children is in danger of being drawn into a vicious cycle of inadequate educational opportunities and abject poverty. We have made education the main focus of our work.

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