Unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic has been mounting since March 2011, leading to displacement of tens of thousands of civilians. As of mid-April 2012, more than 55,000 people are estimated to have fled to the neighboring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, putting an increasing strain on the governments and host communities.
In response, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued an appeal in March 2012 for $84 million to support Syrian refugees.
The photos below begin to tell the human story of the thousands of refugee families who have sought safety in Lebanon:
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Learn more about Syrian refugees: The Syria Regional Response Plan (PDF) outlines current and future needs for some 100,000 Syrian refugees over six months. Led by UNHCR, the plan is the result of a coordinated effort between seven UN agencies, 27 national and international NGOs and partners, and host governments.
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