Refugee Families in Lebanon


Refugee Families in Lebanon

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War-torn Lebanon has been grappling to overcome conflict and violence for decades. Just as its people sought to rise above in the early 2000s, another wave of violence in the Middle East began driving refugees to seek refuge within Lebanon’s borders. In late 2014, Lebanon could no longer accept Syrian Refugees except in dire humanitarian situations due to the strain on the small country.

The refugees who remain in Lebanon after years of waiting to return home are seeking work, just like many Lebanese. They are looking for ways to provide for their family, including education for their children, as they remain in refugee camps or other tentative living situations.

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2011 first brought refugees to Lebanon seeking aid in the form of disaster relief. In late 2014, that relief started turning into rehabilitation and development. Families are seeking ways to provide for their children and not depend on aid. In 2015 GHNI workers found a plot of land for refugees to come together to build homes and a community. This community is now engaged in TCD.