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Syrian Refugees: Lebanon's Camps Worsen in the Cold

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty and over three quarters living below the poverty line – according to the findings of a new survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it even more …

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Former Refugee Develops Shelter Suits to Survive Freezing Weather

This former refugee has developed an innovative way to help refugees survive freezing winter conditions in Greece. Shasho was once a refugee who endured Europe’s winter. Now he runs his own factory that makes jackets to keep refugees in Lesbos warm. Moria, a Greek refugee camp on Lesbos island, had heavy rain and snow this week. Aid …

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Surviving Winter in Tents - Stand with the Refugees

As you sit in your cozy home, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in this cold weather, As you plan a hot meal to warm up your family during a cold night, As you put on your new coat, As you sit beside the hearth in your living room, As you make sure the kids …

Elderly Canadian Provides Education for Syrian Refugee Children

Six years of civil war in Syria have devastated millions of lives, including those of children. Moved by their plight, 79-year-old Canadian Martine Stilwell went to Jordan to work with refugee children. Among the challenges faced by the millions of children affected by the conflict is a lack of education. Retired psychiatrist Martine Stilwell decided …

Imam Omar Suleiman in Syria

Imam Omar Suleiman was in a visit to Syria, accompanied by a team from Helping Hand, a relief organization that has been providing humanitarian relief and assistance to the Syrian refugees. The ongoing crisis in Syria is in its 6th year and as a result, 250,000 people have been killed with more than 50% displaced. Of the …

Syrian boy wins children peace prize

Syrian Boy Wins Children's Peace Prize

Mohamad Al Jounde, 16, is awarded the 2017 International Children’s Peace Prize, by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, at The Hague, Netherlands, December 4, 2017.  The teenage Syrian refugee was recognized for building a school and providing an education to hundreds of children who fled to Lebanon to escape the conflict. Mohamad …

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Winter Appeal: A Struggle for Survival

Seven years on and still millions of Syrians need your support. International and Muslim relief organizations again this year are requesting your support to help our brothers and sister in Syria overcome another harsh winter. Millions of men, women, boys and girls are internally displaced, many without adequate clothing and have to stay in make-shift shelters, …



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