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Join us in prayer for children and families who are deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria and the refugee crisis in neighboring countries.
Conflict within Syria has displaced more than 4.25 million people within the country and caused more than 2 million refugees to seek safety in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Egypt.
Thousands cross the border every day; more than half of the refugees are children.
The Syrian people are suffering from widespread conflict. More than 100,000 lives have been lost since the conflict began more than two years ago, and many have been injured. Homes and businesses are being destroyed in the violence.
Syrian families are being uprooted from their homes by the fighting, displaced in their own country, or fleeing to neighboring countries for safety.
Many Syrian school-aged children are not able to attend classes because they’ve left their communities or because their schools are damaged or occupied by displaced families. Child refugees find it difficult to enroll and participate in classes that are not in their native language.
There are many ancient Christian communities in this region going back to New Testament times. Saul was helped by Christians in Damascus after his encounter with the ascended Christ (Acts 9). These communities today have requested prayer that they may stay strong in faith.
World Vision staff members in Lebanon have requested prayer as they assist those fleeing the conflict and other poor communities. Teams working to set up response operations in Jordan seek God’s vision. All humanitarian personnel need the strength and resources to sustain them in their work.
Learn more about the crisis in Syria and neighboring countries. Read our FAQs for an overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in Lebanon, and World Vision’s response.
Make a one-time donation to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Your donation will help us provide basic hygiene kits and food vouchers for refugee families, as well as established Child-Friendly Spaces to provide affected children with a safe place to play, learn, and interact with their peers.