Tensions in Lebanese communities are reaching a tipping point as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighboring Syria continue to pour into the country, putting children further at risk, aid agency World Vision warns in a new study out Monday.
- The number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon has now passed half a million, with many more who are not registered.
- World Vision has been working in Lebanon since 1975. In its response to the refugee crisis, World Vision has worked with Lebanese host communities through its current area development programming as well as Syrian refugees, and the aid organization has committed an additional 20 percent of funds to support host communities, seeking to alleviate already existing tensions between the two communities and provide much-needed support.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more
SOURCE World Vision U.S.
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