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Syrian girl and baby living in run-down apartment in Beirut.

Corner Refuge

Having fled civil war in Syria to Lebanon, a young Syrian girl and baby make the best of a moment in a run-down apartment in Beirut – though few refugee families can afford even that. Among the thousands of Syrian refugees an indigenous ministry assists in Lebanon, even those who can find work have an average salary that is 40 percent less than the minimum wage, according to the International Labor Organization. Some families need help paying rising rents and medical bills. “Our ministry team in Beirut has been very active in the lives of Syrian refugees, having opportunities to meet, pray for, and assist thousands of disadvantaged people with their practical needs,” the ministry leader said. “We´ve heard a lot of heartbreaking stories – many have witnessed family members being killed, and most have lost touch with loved ones.” Most of the families lack daily essentials like carpets, heaters, food staples and blankets, he said, and his team also needs Bibles, discipleship materials, spiritual books to distribute, as well as funds to support 15 workers.

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