Through their own lens: Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Aya, Jameel, Fteim, Yasmin and Mohamad were given a camera to document their lives. They are among the 1.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and recipients of EU-funded cash assistance in a country where life is getting harder by the day.
9 out of 10 refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty. They cannot afford a range of essential goods and services considered crucial for survival.
Given the prolonged multi-dimensional crisis, the limited income opportunities, and their fragile legal status, cash assistance and other forms of aid are a lifeline for refugees in Lebanon.
The EU funds the World Food Program (WFP) to assist the most vulnerable refugees with monthly cash transfers. The assistance helps recipients meet their essential needs. In July 2022 alone, WFP assisted over 37,000 Syrian households.
In addition, via its EU Trust Fund for Syria (EUTF Syria), the EU supports vulnerable people in Lebanon with monthly cash assistance.
In September 2022, around 345,000 Lebanese and over 230,000 Syrian refugees received monthly cash assistance for food and other essential needs thanks to the EUTF-funded project run by the WFP.
Story by CAMEALEON (The Cash Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Organizational Network) Publication date: 04/01/2023