The brutal conflict in Syria has triggered the largest displacement crisis in the world today. Nearly 2 million refugees have crossed borders into neighbouring countries, and at least 4.25 million people have been forced to flee their homes inside Syria. There continue to be huge gaps in the delivery of even basic necessities, and hundreds of thousands of refugees are not receiving the protection they need and deserve.
NRC has programs in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, offering assistance and protection to over 330,000 refugees from Syria. Roughly 550 NRC staff work to provide shelter, education, water and sanitation, as well as information, counselling and legal assistance to refugees and to the communities that have received them.
Marhaba is a blog designed to shed light on the human impact of the ongoing conflict in Syria. NRC staff in the field will help tell the stories of the people, the families and the communities, behind the overwhelming statistics. With Marhaba, we will work explore the day-to-day challenges facing refugees from Syria, and to encourage a global discussion to promote more effective protection for everyone affected by this humanitarian catastrophe.
For more information and analysis about the Syrian refugee crisis, and for NRC policy recommendations about the international humanitarian response, visit us at www.nrc.no/syriaresponse.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.