Lebanon: helping Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley
21-08-2012 Photo gallery
By August 2012 more than 30,000 Syrians had crossed into Lebanon fleeing the violence in their homeland. Like many others affected by the fighting, they continue to depend on humanitarian assistance. The ICRC has provided essential help to some 10,000 refugees in the Bekaa valley, close to the Syrian border. This has included food, mattresses, blankets, hygiene items, kitchen sets and other household necessities. The organization has also been helping the Lebanese Red Cross to ensure the evacuation of wounded Syrians at the border, since the beginning of the unrest in Syria in March 2011.