An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, at least half of them children, have fled to Lebanon since the start of the Syrian Civil War. They are living in very basic settlements and many children have been forced into work.
There are also 449,957 Palestinian refugees. Around 53 per cent of this population live in the 12 recognized Palestine refugee camps, all of which, according to UNRWA, “suffer from serious problems, including poverty, overcrowding, unemployment, poor housing conditions and lack of infrastructure.”
Hundreds of thousands of children in Lebanon remain at risk of missing out on their childhoods. We will continue Laughter to Lebanon on a larger scale in 2019.
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