Join Us for a Google Hangout from Lebanon
One out of every five people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. That’s the equivalent of 75 million people suddenly seeking refuge in the United States.
The conflict in Syria has affected 2 million children. More than half a million have fled to neighboring countries, leaving behind family, friends and schooling. They are often living in cramped quarters in host communities or refugee camps with limited access to water and sanitation.
With over 375,000 Syrian refugees, Lebanon has the highest number of refugees in the region. The country is experiencing a huge strain on its resources, and it, too, urgently needs assistance to deal with an influx of hundreds of thousands of new residents.
To learn more about the situation and get a report from the ground in Lebanon, join us on Tuesday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m. EST, for a Google Hangout with Luciano Calestini, UNICEF’s head of emergency response in Lebanon.
To join the Hangout, please visit the event page. And keep an eye on that page for the YouTube link to Tuesday’s Hangout.
Until then, you can watch our five-part video series “A Minute on Syria” about the effect of the conflict on the children of Syria.
After the discussion, you can visit the event page any time to view a recording of the Hangout.