Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland

While war leads to suffering for everyone affected, children are most vulnerable to the trauma and distress caused by conflict and displacement.

Published March 27, 2013 at 12:00am PDT

“What can I say? I feel very sad when I think about where I came from and where I am now,” says Hamze, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon.

As a result of the ongoing war in Syria, millions of children and families have been displaced within the country, or, like Hamaze and his family, have sought refuge in neighboring countries.

How you can help

Pray for children and families impacted by the violence in Syria. Pray especially for families who have been separated due to the conflict, and pray for emotional and physical protection for vulnerable children and families.

Make a one-time gift to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Your gift will help us provide basic hygiene kits and food vouchers for refugee families, as well as established Child-Friendly Spaces to provide affected children with a safe place to play, learn, and interact with their peers.