Mustafa Al Sayyah, 13, was forced to abandon his education when he became a refugee. Now, he works to earn tips at a local vegetable shop in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Relief International’s Cash for Education program is working to make sure that other Syrian refugees living in Lebanon don’t have to do the same.
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Asmaa, 33, and Mariam, 61, live a five-minute drive away from one another in the small Lebanese border town of Arsal. They have never met, but they have more in common than just the town where they live.
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.
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.
Medina took part in an RI training course that taught her how to cultivate her own fruits and vegetables.
Now she can feed her family of ten healthy and nutritious meals.
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.