Ali had never seen the sea until his family fled to Lebanon. After catching his first wave, he was embraced by the country’s fledgling surf community.
Beirut family works with refugees to share stories of ordinary Syrians caught up in conflict through dolls that carry their names.
Six years after the beginning of the Syrian crisis, life remains very precarious for the over 1 million Syrians who have sought refuge in Lebanon. With their limited resources exhausted, almost 90 per cent of them are living in debt. Healthcare is a major cause of refugees falling into debt.
Despite the assistance of UNHCR’s DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception to the rule.
The State of Kuwait has generously contributed close to USD 8 million to UNHCR’s winter cash programme, a contribution that has helped around 25,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee families survive the freezing temperatures in Lebanon.
The Moeins were among hundreds of Syrian refugees whose lives were put on hold after an executive order, since stayed, suspended U.S. resettlement.
UNHCR and its partners continue to work to provide refugees with minimum shelter standards to preserve their lives and dignity. This is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of donors like the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
On International Human Solidarity Day, we want to recognize Canada’s Humanitarian Transfer Programme as a tangible and meaningful example of solidarity towards refugees. Resettlement allows refugees to rebuild their lives in a third country that has agreed to welcome them. In November 2015 Canada pledged to resettle an additional 25,000 […]
Syrian refugees say cash-based aid programme gives them greater financial control and dignity, while local businesses report increased revenues.