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Keeping Syrian refugee children safe in Lebanon

At least 180 000 children are thought to be working across Lebanon, many of them are Syrians. With more than half of Syrian refugees living in extreme poverty, some parents feel they have no choice but to send their children to work in order to put food on the table or have a roof over their heads.

With support from the European Union, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) identifies vulnerable street and working children, and helps them access education, health services and livelihoods programmes. Through emotional and psychological support, Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have the chance to be children again.

Story and photos by International Rescue Committee (IRC)

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