Examining the needs of some overlooked Syrian refugees

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A new report from the Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center takes an in-depth look at the situation of older Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

cover“We know from experience that older persons suffer in silence, quietly stepping aside so that younger members of their families can access services and aid,” said Father Simon Faddoul, president of Caritas Lebanon. “Our Christian faith compels us to seek out those who may be left behind and ensure that they are reached by our expression of faith.”

The report, “Forgotten Voices: An Insight Into Older Persons Among Refugees From Syria in Lebanon,” looks at the demographics, nutrition and physical and mental health of the older members of the more than 700,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

“Despite our experience in working with older Palestinians, we were taken aback by the findings of this study,” said Kamal Sioufi, president of the board of the Caritas Lebanon Migrant…

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