A woman washes dishes in the El Rahmeh settlement of Syrian refugees in Bhannine, a village in the Akkar district of northern Lebanon. Lebanon hosts some 1.5 million refugees from Syria, yet allows no large camps to be established. So refugees have moved into poor neighbourhoods or established small informal settlements in border areas. International Orthodox Christian Charities, a member of the ACT Alliance, provides a variety of support for families in this settlement, including water and sanitation facilities.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey