Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon
Nearly 4 million refugees from Syria have fled the country as the brutal Syrian war rages on. Almost 1.3 million refugees have ended up in Lebanon — and more than 50,000 of those are Palestinians.
Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon live in extremely bleak conditions and are often overlooked by the international community. Their reality is harsh:
- Most families live with more than 10 people crammed into a single room.
- Palestinians from Syria are not allowed to work in Lebanon.
- Only 6% of Palestinian refugees from Syria ages 15-18 are in school.
- They suffer from hunger, cold, and illness in pre-existing camps already lacking resources.
- Palestinians must renew expensive visas every 3 months to be eligible for services.
Report: Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon
In 2013, ANERA produced an On-the-Ground report documenting the conditions of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon and demonstrating the vast need for support.
While numbers and percentages have changed, the needs remain the same, and in some cases, conditions have worsened. Read the report to better understand the deplorable circumstances in which many Palestinian refugees live.
Voices: Palestinian Refugee Women from Syria
ANERA Projects for Refugees in Lebanon
ANERA hasn’t forgotten about Palestinian refugees or given up on our mission to help improve their lives. These are some of our recent projects supporting refugees in Lebanon.
This $1.5 million project is providing non-formal education, vocational training, and community sports for 11,500 refugee youth in Lebanon.
“I want to become a surgeon, so I can treat people for free and not discriminate against anyone.” Meet some of the determined refugee teens in Lebanon.
ANERA programs provided needy families with food, clothing, hygiene kits, emergency lights, blankets, quilts and insulated mats to keep safe and warm.
“Since electricity is scarce here, the emergency light unit is very practical. ANERA provides winter relief items to families in Akkar.
ANERA’s lice and scabies screening and awareness sessions have reached 52 UNRWA schools and an additional 11 preschools.
“We were even able to treat some resistant cases.” In Al-Yarmouk UNRWA School in Beirut, lice and scabies intervention produces extremely positive results.
ANERA’s in-kind program in Lebanon reaches over 200,000+ refugees and poor Lebanese families with life-saving medical supplies.
“Ali reacts to sound now and I can even talk to him.” Hearing aids and eyeglasses prove life-changing for 113 Palestinian refugees in Beddawi camp.
In 2013, ANERA conducted a needs assessment based on surveys with families who took refuge within or around Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
From the Report: Women and children are 74% of the PRS population and the average family size is 6.4 members.