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Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon

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Zaatari refugee camp: two Syrian boys collect food for their family from a WFP food distribution centre. This food will ensure that their family can have enough to eat for the oncoming winter.

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Some 250,000 have fled Syria and found refuge in neighboring countries like Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, and Iraq. Nearly 75% of refugees in Lebanon are women and children, like these two girls.

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A young boy sits in his temporary home. Without food assistance, many times mothers and fathers have to skip meals in order to have enough to feed their children.

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Thousands of refugees fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs. Welcoming hosts have done all they can to make new arrivals feel comfortable, including finding toys for the children.

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A Syrian mother, afraid to show her face, poses with all the belongings she and her family brought as they fled their home—one small bag of clothes.

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When children first arrive at refugee camps they are often scared and hungry. Even the smallest smile from a young boy is a vast improvement from before.

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A Syrian girl stands in a make-shift tent, which is her current home at a refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. As the violence in her country continues, this will be her only shelter in the cold months to come. 

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At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan a young girl sits outside of her new home. Her face reflects the confusion and fear of many children whose lives have been uprooted by the on-going conflict in Syria.

As the conflict in Syria escalates,over 250,000 have fled to neighboring countries. Many displaced families are currently residing in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon, where they recieve food assistance from WFP.