In the time it took you to read this sentence, three people were forced to abandon everything and flee their homes in search of safety. Today, war, violence, and persecution is driving more people from their homes than ever before. There are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. And tens of thousands of people are fleeing for their lives every day.
Right now, it is winter for thousands of refugee and displaced families living across the Middle East. With temperatures set to drop as low as minus 12 degrees where many live in tents and informal settlements, these families rely on us to keep their children safe and warm.
“We were sleeping and suddenly rainwater started to enter our tent. We quickly gathered the children and ran away… I don’t feel safe at all as long as there is wind and rain. The kids get scared of the sounds of thunder and rain. Before we sleep, they ask: Will we be flooded?”
Ahmad and Manal, Syrian refugee parents in Lebanon
We are at a watershed, and we desperately need your help. We have stretched our resources to help more people than ever before, but we cannot do this alone.