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Meeting basic shelter needs in Lebanon

Aoife O'Grady | 26 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Imagine that a conflict has forced you and your family from your home and into a foreign country. What is the first thing you do? You try to find safe shelter. Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian families in Lebanon have a space where they can live in safety and with dignity.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Shattered Lives: protecting civilians in war-torn Syria

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

“We were very scared,” remembers Sameh as she recounts the night her husband Jalal was killed. “I asked him to go see what was happening outside on the street.”

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Topics: syria, refugees, Syrian Crisis

Six years of war, six shattered lives: photo story

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sixth anniversary of the devastating Syrian war approaches, we examine the impact of war on ordinary civilian lives.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, syria 6

US refugee ban is about cynical politics not security

Dominic MacSorley | 03 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on impact of refugee ban imposed by Trump's administration, and the alarmingly similar approaches emerging in Europe and elsewhere.  

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Topics: syria, refugee, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Refugees: the faces behind the statistics

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost every day we hear reports of families fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape conflict and brutality. Each report begins to merge with the next, until stories start to lose meaning and blur into faceless statistics. But it's important to remember that there are real people behind these numbers - here are some of their stories. 

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Topics: syria, refugees, south sudan, lebanon, World Refugee Day, uganda

Life inside Syria: Meeting basic needs in a country at war

Aoife O'Grady | 30 November 2016 | 0 Comments

The world sees the horrific images emerging from Aleppo and other flashpoints in Syria’s protracted war. But what of those other parts of the country struggling to function every day in a seemingly endless crisis? How are the millions trapped inside Syria meeting their basic needs in a country at war?

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Topics: syria, nutrition, wash, Syrian Crisis

Failure to protect Syrians brings shame on the world

Simon Starling | 03 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Powerful nations have let down the people of Syria – but we cannot turn away from diplomacy.

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Topics: syria

E-vouchers: a lifeline to Syrian families in Turkey

Maedhbh McDonald | 23 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the war erupted in Syria, almost six years ago, Syrian families have been deprived of safety, security, and in many cases, access to food and basic essentials. But thanks to our e-voucher programme, supported by ECHO, we’ve been providing families with the food and supplies they need to survive.

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Topics: syria, turkey

The destruction of Aleppo: political games must end

Simon Starling | 02 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Another desperate image from Syria horrified people around the world last week. It showed five year old Omran Daqneesh, shocked and bloodied in the back of an ambulance.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Your support brings hope to Syrians

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The conflict in Syria has been raging for over five years, and with no end in sight the humanitarian fallout continues to worsen. However, with your support we have been able to provide aid and assistance to those who need it most. Your support this year has truly helped change lives – and we want to thank you for that.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, Syrian Refugee Crisis

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