The Syrian crisis which started in 2011, has forced more than 5 million people to leave the country. Many have fled to the neighboring country, Lebanon, which according to government figures has hosted more than 1.5 million Syrians making Lebanon the country with the highest ratio of refugees per capita. Even though the Lebanese government has tried to provide education opportunities to Syrian children, more than half of this population is out of school thereby missing key years of education.
Refugee families suffer from increasingly limited economic resources. It is estimated that 73% of these families are living below the poverty line (2019 Vulnerability assessment of Syrian Families in Lebanon). This situation further undermines children's possibilities to attend school, as most families cannot afford tuition, food and the school materials. This combined with the trauma, stress and anxiety deriving from war and displacement will drive this generation of Syrian children to become part of the lost generation, a generation that will not have the possibility to attend school and therefore improve their future.
However you can help change their path.
Sponsorship Value€45 for a child €130 for a family
- School bag equipped with all the needs of the school books and note books for one time only.
- Varied food basket per month.
- Clothing: summer or winter clothes as needed.