‘Devastating milestone’ reached amid Syrian refugee crisis

BEIRUT, Lebanon (TAB, BP) — The Syrian refugee crisis has grown to vast proportions, and Southern Baptists are among those falling behind in providing resources because of the crisis’ great demand.
Lebanon now holds nearly half of the 2.5 million registered refugees who have fled from Syria to five neighboring countries: Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan and Iraq.
As relief agencies are struggling to keep up with the enormous need — the U.N. Food Programme has since cut its food aid to Syrians by a fifth because of lack of funds — the agencies and other non-governmental entities are determining ways to meet the needs of Syrians in Lebanon and Christian workers are developing new strategies to reach hurting people.

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