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The devastating conflict in Syria continues, with as many as 70,000 killed, according to the United Nations. More than 3 million people have been displaced from their homes within Syria, and an additional 1.2 million Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.
So far the U.S. has given nearly $385 million in humanitarian assistance for people displaced by the conflict. In late January other countries announced additional pledges totaling $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance. But the needs continue to grow, including adequate shelter, food, medical care, education and trauma healing. In addition, the resources and infrastructure of host countries such as Lebanon and Jordan are being strained by the crisis.
Take action today: Urge the U.S. to continue its humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and to support a non-violent resolution to the conflict.
Calling for an immediate end to violence in Syria: A reflection by Sarah Adams, MCC representative for Syria and Lebanon
The strain of welcoming the stranger: Syrian refugees in Jordan