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Our History in Middle East

In 2013, FH began working through a partner with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. FH has staff on the ground and is working to bring resources, international expertise, standards and experience to the refugee crisis. FH’s primary partner, the Middle East Revive and Thrive (MERATH), works through local churches to meet vital needs of vulnerable families with monthly food aid, winterizations, water and education.

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Stories From Middle East

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Syrian Refugee Crisis: How to Help

Syria is the largest ongoing refugee crisis in the world right now.  Before Syria’s brutal war started in 2011, more than 22 million people called the nation home. After eight years of violence and civil war, the Syrian crisis has already displaced over 5.4 million refugees. Now, hundreds of thousands


Key Challenges

Syria: 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including 4.5 million people located in hard to reach areas | Iraq: 3.2 million internally displaced, and 8.6 million in critical need of humanitarian assistance; 400,000 refugees in the region | Over 1 million Syrian refugees are registered in Lebanon

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If you need assistance, please contact us at donorhelp@fh.org or 866-307-3259.

Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.