Having been under a civil war for more than a decade, many people of Syria are still in distress as refugees.
More than 10 years have passed since the conflict in Syria started in 2011. Although the situation has been calming down in many parts of the country and less lives have been lost in battles recently, the progress of reconstruction is slow due to the economic sanctions imposed by the US and the EU and in the effect of the economic crisis in Lebanon across the border.
6.6 million people who have fled to Turkey, Lebanon and other neighboring countries are gradually returning home as the civil war subsides. However, as of February 2022, an estimated 5.7 million were still displaced internally. As they had struggled under the economic downturn due to the conflict and rising prices as the effect of the economic sanction, the novel coronavirus added to the difficulties. 70% of the Syrian population, both internally displaced and the returnees, is in need of assistance.
PARCIC implemented activities for Syrian refugees in Turkey from 2015 to 2019. We have worked in Lebanon since 2016. Our activities include food distribution, winterization assistance and education for children.
We have been working in Syria since 2019.
We conducted food distribution, home gardening, winterization assistance, and child protection projects in Shanliurfa province, located in the border area with Syria in southern Turkey.
Assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is on-going. We distribute food, assist with winterization and implement home-gardening activities for women.
We provide children of Syrian refugees in Lebanon with opportunities in education to prevent them from becoming “lost generations”.
We have distributed food and hot meals in the Palestinian refugee camps in Delizol and Yarmouk. Since 2020, we have implemented activities to support the reconstruction of agriculture so that the people are able to produce what they eat.