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Give today: The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

'Even an experienced relief worker like me finds the situation in the Lebanese refugee camps very hard to deal with. It really saddens me whenever I think of it.

'I don't think we'll ever fully understand what these refugees have to live with and do without.'


Jamie Eyre, Head of Programmes and Partnerships at Embrace the Middle East.

Giving just £12 today will provide a brand new hygienic mattress to a child in urgent need of comfort and security.

Click here to give and support Syrian refugees
For Syria’s frightened and hard-pressed refugees in Lebanon, a simple mattress is often the most important thing they possess. It’s their table and sofa as well as the bed they sleep on.

Thousands of Syrian refugee children like Amala, right, are sleeping on rotting mattresses that are filthy and infested with bed bugs. With nothing else to sleep on, it’s these children who are most at risk from the spread of disease and scabies.

  • A blanket costs £7
  • A mattress costs £12
  • A hygiene kit costs £26
  • A family food voucher costs £40

It is currently estimated that there are nearly two million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, a country the size of Devon and Cornwall.

Every day, Lebanon is facing the nightmare of coping with the extreme pressures and tensions of giving shelter to the highest concentration of refugees per capita in the world.

As well as providing mattresses, our trusted Christian partners are providing many more essential items, giving families diginity and health.

Please read our statement on our support of refugees.
Statstics from UNHCR: Syria, Lebanon.