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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Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian children like Kareem* have the opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential.
“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.”
As the sixth anniversary of the devastating Syrian war approaches, we examine the impact of war on ordinary civilian lives.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not enrolled in the formal education system. With the support of the European Union, we have opened six new informal education centres in south eastern Turkey to help out-of-school children catch up.
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?
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.
The European Union is providing millions in funding for our education and e-voucher programmes in southeast Turkey, enabling vital lifelines of support for Syrian refugee familes and children in the region.
With dark headlines dominating our newsfeeds, it’s easy to forget the many people working silently and doggedly for a more hopeful vision of the world. We recently visited Mount Merrion in Dublin where the community, particularly its children, are on a mission to support Concern’s work with Syrian refugees.