Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley shelters more than 350,000 Syrian refugees, 71% of whom live below the poverty line. Syrian refugee, Yara, who receives cash assistance from Relief International, tells her story.
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The hillsides of Arsal still bear physical reminders of the intense fighting that spilled across the Lebanese border with Syria. Marked with scorch marks and half-destroyed buildings, the town has seen better days. For Arsal’s local residents and its Syrian refugee population, both communities carry hidden scars.
The Syrian civil war is one of the most complex crises of 21st century. The fluidity of the environment, the fighting and the number of stakeholders involved makes access to vulnerable populations incredibly challenging. Relief International is providing healthcare services through different means of delivery to reach populations in need.
Meet Medina, a mother of nine from North Darfur and a participant in Relief International’s nutrition program.
Fifteen years after the Darfur crisis began, the humanitarian situation in Sudan continues to deteriorate following years of conflict, poverty, and under-development.
Relief International has operated continuously inside Sudan’s Zamzam camp since 2006, relying on our strong relationships with the camp’s residents to tackle issues facing the community.
Dr. Wali joined Relief International in 2006 as a Health Coordinator at the height of the Darfur crisis. Over the past 15 years, he has served in progressively senior roles and now oversees the program as Sudan Country Director.
Two years after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Kermanshah, an agricultural region in western Iran, nearly 5,000 people are still unable to return to their homes. The biggest challenge has come, not during the immediate response, but in the lengthy reconstruction efforts that have followed since.