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Awoken by gunfire: A Syrian father’s perilous journey from war to safety in Lebanon

Kevin Jenkinson | 24 August 2017 | 0 Comments

None of us ever expect to be woken-up suddenly by the sound of bombs and gunfire – but that is the horror that has forced many Syrian families to rapidly leave their homes to flee the inhuman indifference of war.

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Topics: lebanon, Syrian Crisis, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Refugee Crisis

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

Bittersweet Back to School for Syrian children in Turkey

Caoimhe Gaskin | 29 August 2016 | 0 Comments

With the last schoolbook wrapped and the final layer of polish applied to new shoes, it’s finally back to school time for Irish children. It’s an exciting occasion, one that is marked by a mixture of nerves and anticipation for the coming school year. But for many young Syrian refugees in Turkey, the familiar back to school ritual has been replaced with one of protracted frustration and uncertainty for their future.

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Topics: turkey, education, children of peace, Syrian Refugee 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

Syrian refugee crisis: update from Lebanon

Daniel Gray | 04 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Syrians in Lebanon are making compromises nobody should have to make, just to survive. Find out how you can help.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, appeal, Syrian Refugee Crisis

The stolen future of Syria’s refugees

Sarah Martin | 16 November 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide’s Communications Director, Sarah Martin, has just returned from Lebanon and reports on the conditions for Syrian refugees there.

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Topics: refugees, lebanon, Syrian Refugee Crisis

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