Already the civil war raging in Syria has brought changes that will affect generations of displaced families.

According to a humanitarian organization in the region, some 210,000 people have been killed in Syria since the war broke out in 2011. At least 2 million have been injured or left disabled in some way.

What hope do victimized, terrorized Syrians have of ever returning to normal life?

Christian Aid Ministries is focusing on providing emergency aid. Through the Food-Parcels-For-Syrian-Refugees program, over 1,000 refugee families are grateful to receive a monthly parcel of food and basic supplies. The stress and shock of leaving everything and travelling to a strange land is eased by reliable help.

While the needs for food, water, and shelter are real, other vital things can be neglected. Refugee children have few safe opportunities to play, interact with friends, or receive an education. Many Syrian refugee children in Lebanon have not been to school since the beginning of the war, four years ago.

CAM sees education as an important part of a child’s development. Through the Sponsor-A-Refugee-Child program, CAM provides opportunities for donors to help send refugee children in Lebanon to school. For $50 a month, you can enable a child to receive an education. Schools for refugees are scarce, and money is scarcer. Refugee parents are relieved to be able to focus their funds on food, clothes, and heating supplies for their families. Their children will have a better chance at finding jobs and caring for themselves as they grow older.