The countries that make up the Middle East are some of the most continuously inhabited, historically important, religiously diverse and disputed lands on earth.
The significant political and religious differences in this region too often have resulted in conflict, injustice and poverty that have kept children from experiencing the freedom they need to reach their full potential. We have been working in the Middle East for more than 35 years and currently have long-term development projects in Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza and Lebanon. We are also working with partner organizations to support the needs of those affected by increased violence in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
Six years of violence has left an indelible mark on Syria’s children. They continue to pay the price of this brutal, adult war. Countless numbers have done so with their lives.
7 Stories for 7 Years: Many children displaced by the war in Syria only have vague memories of their homeland. The confines of a refugee camp, poor housing and sanitation, inadequate healthcare and intermittent education, all seem normal to them.
The Syria Crisis has now been raging for seven long years. More than six million people have been forced from their homes within Syria, fleeing Aleppo and other centres of conflict and pouring into new areas which are already troubled and insecure.