Syrian refugee appeal
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.
Give just £12 today to provide a hygienic mattress to a child in urgent need of comfort and security.
7.8 million Syrians are now refugees or classed as internally displaced. Of this unimaginable number, it is estimated nearly two million have fled to Lebanon, a country roughly the size of Devon and Cornwall.
Lebanon's population has swollen by a quarter and they are now 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.