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Children bear brunt of Syria fighting as refugee numbers top one million

As the number of refugees fleeing Syria tops one million, children are bearing the brunt as the situation worsens, warns World Vision. Almost two years since the start of conflict in Syria, and the numbers of refugees fleeing the country has reached one million, much sooner than anyone predicted.

Three weeks on a park bench and a harsh winter ahead – Yasmin’s story

World Vision UK Communications Officer, Vikki Meakin writes about the work World Vision are doing to help Syrian refugees left cold and homeless in Lebanon.

Children are bearing the brunt of the Syria crisis say World Vision

In Bekaa valley, 11-year-old Taghrid lives with 16 other people in a cold, ramshackle, tent-like construction. Her family has been here for four months, after fleeing from Syria.

Middle East reflections

World Vision CEO Justin Byworth reflects on his time in the Middle East and the complexities of the region’s relationships, which are all too often under intense pressure.

Lebanese Generosity: “They are our family, not just our neighbours,”

Justin Byworth, World Vision UK CEO, travelled to Lebanon to see first hand the almost unbearable pressure the country is under with the influx of Syrian refugees.

“We told her the bombing was balloons popping” – A Mother’s Heartbreak in Lebanon

Our CEO, Justin Byworth, is in Lebanon trying to understand what life is like for the thousands of refugees fleeing from the conflict in Syria.