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Jordan, Syria: Syria refugee crisis becoming ‘unsustainable’
A visit to the Syrian refugee registration centre in Jordan, which is receiving thousands of families who cross the border each day, highlights the urgent needs in this water-strapped country.
Jordan, Syria: A well of hope at Zaatari refugee camp
“Everybody here is looking forward to having easier access to clean water,” Elena Buryan, head of Mercy Corps’ emergency response team in Jordan, told me as we walked through Zaatari followed by children.
Jordan, Syria: When the basics matter most
Two weeks ago today, I was drinking Turkish coffee on the floor of a cold, crumbling one-room dwelling in the town of Mafraq, on the Jordanian side of the Syria-Jordan border.
Jordan, Syria: Improving life in refugee camp
The Zaatari refugee camp is practically unrecognizable from the giant dustbowl it was when it opened this past July.
Lebanon, Syria: ‘Here, I feel safe’
Laughter could be heard across the yard of the Beitokom Community Centre in Baalbeck, as Alaa raced to greet us. The 13-year-old and his family recently arrived from Damascus, having fled near-nightly bombardment, terror and immeasurable personal loss.
Jordan, Syria: Wells under construction in refugee camp
With funding from UNICEF and Xylem Watermark, Mercy Corps teams are building a water infrastructure for the Zaatari refugee camp in northern Jordan. This new well will be part of a system that brings clean water to the approximately 25,000 Syrian refugees who now call this home.
Lebanon, Syria: Kids moving beyond crisis
We began our first Moving Forward activities in two areas of Lebanon a few weeks ago. The sessions give kids — both Syrian refugees and those from Lebanese host families — a safe, structured place to learn and play away from the current chaos.
South Sudan: Helping Kids Heal: A school for Marsa
Marsa and her family have resettled in South Sudan after years as refugees, but the basics of learning are still missing.
Jordan, Syria: Leena's worries for her children
I met Leena in the Zaatari refugee camp, near Jordan's northwest border with Syria.
Lebanon, Syria: Building a community of support for refugees
Two signature Mercy Corps programmes will bring support and healing to young Syrian refugees, their parents, and Lebanese hosts families, all affected by the escalating violence in Syria.