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Syrian Crisis 101: The Facts

by Emily Crowe | Jan 20, 2016

Violence has forced millions from their homes in Syria. In a war that's taken hundreds of thousands of lives and forced millions from their homes, traumatized refugees are desperate for medical care and support.

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Did you know? Over 50% of Syrian refugees are children. One way you can help: get informed and be a voice for those in need during this crisis. 

Many families who've escaped the bloody war face a dangerous decision: struggle to survive in refugee camps or settlements, or risk their lives on the tough journey across Europe in search of safe, new lives.

Syrians need our help, and YOU are making a positive impact on families in desperate need.

Syrian_refugee_kit_packing_shipmentRight now, volunteers are packing thousands of donated refugee kits that will help families on harrowing journeys stay safe and healthy. Volunteer and staff doctors are providing urgently-needed medical and dental care for children in refugee settlements in Lebanon. Mothers are receiving support to keep their infants safe on long journeys with nothing but the few clothes and supplies they can carry on their backs.

However, the need continues to grow. In some places, local infrastructure is straining under growing, desperate needs. Without our support, the refugee situation has the potential of destabilizing entire regions and countries.

Get informed and be a voice for those in need.

Syrian_refugee_medical_relief_Lebanon_settlementHere are a few quick facts about this crisis and inspiring stories of people you're helping:

Many families who've escaped the bloody war face a dangerous decision: struggle to survive in refugee camps or settlements, or risk their lives on the tough journey across Europe in search of safe, new lives.
Many families who've escaped the bloody war face a dangerous decision: struggle to survive in refugee camps or settlements, or risk their lives on the tough journey across Europe in search of safe, new live