Syrian refugees live in desperate conditions in Lebanon. Without formal refugee camps, they find shelter in makeshift tents, abandoned buildings, or the already overcrowded Palestinian camps established generations ago. Many don’t have reliable electricity or running water. Jobs and classrooms are hard to come by.
ANERA works with Syrian refugees and poor Palestinian communities in Lebanon and Palestine to improve the standard of life. We build schools, clinics and water systems. We give farmers the tools they need to make the most of their land. We put youth back in the classroom and give them the training they need to forge livelihoods.
Meet the People You Can Help
“Kids run after me saying, ‘You are Syrian. Go back home!’…but I defend myself saying we are all humans. When we go back to Syria, you can come visit and I will welcome you with hospitality and kindness.”
–Hossam, 14, Syrian refugee from Homs
“I don’t remember anything of Syria, I was very little when we came here. I want to draw a house, but I don’t know what a house looks like. When I go back to Syria, I want to be a school teacher.”
–Marwa, 7, Syrian refugee