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[SLIDESHOW] Syrian refugees mark Ramadan in Lebanon, Jordan camps

OXFAM's Karl Schembri takes us through a tour of the refugee camps hosting over 120,000 people from conflict-ridden Syria during Ramadan.

26 July 2013, 12:00am
Breaking the day's fast - photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam


It's just over half-way through the month of Ramadan.

More than 1.8m Syrian refugees have fled their homes and are now living in neighbouring countries with more arriving each day.

Families are living either in refugee camps, temporary tented settlements or crowded rented accommodation. Life is tough and the month of Ramadan makes them think of home more than ever.

Here, Oxfam's Karl Schembri shows how Syrian refugee families are marking Ramadan this year in Jordan and Lebanon.

Oxfam has provided humanitarian assistance to more than 135,000 refugees who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan since the start of the year.

The organisation is providing water and sanitation facilities in Zaatari refugee camp, in Jordan, and to families living in temporary settlements in both Lebanon and Jordan; as well as providing cash support to families living in rented accommodation and settlements in both countries. Funds are short but with more money Oxfam would be able to scale up its response to the Syria crisis and reach more people.

 

ALL PHOTOS Karl Schembri/Oxfam

Click on SHOW INFO for a description of the photos


 
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