Photo essay from Lebanon

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The civil unrest that started in Syria March 2011 has become a widespread conflict, with violence escalating to the extent that the country is considered to be in a state of civil war. This has resulted in more than 600,000 Syrians have fled to Lebanon, and more are arriving every day.

In May 2011 the Danish Refugee Council launched an extensive program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon including shelter, protection, food distribution and distribution of non-food items such as blankets and hygiene kits.