LSESD’s Response to the Syria Crisis

The Relief and Development Program at LSESD was born out of emergency relief that LSESD provided to internally displaced persons (IDPs) during the 2006 War. That experience highlighted the opportunity to engage in development projects in the country, as was requested...

Churches in Syria rise to the occasion

“We did not run away from our responsibilities  but prayed that God would provide.” – Pastor of a partner church in Syria Seeing the need around him, the pastor of a Church in Syria was overwhelmed. It was March 2012, and his church in north east Syria had been...

LSESD’s Relief Consultation

The Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian disaster the world has faced since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. How are governments and the international community responding to the massive need of those fleeing the violence? What are Christian agencies and churches...

The Local Church: A Place of Compassion in the Syrian Crisis

As the Middle East continues to dominate the news with events in Gaza and Iraq grabbing the headlines again, the crisis in Syria continues its gruesome course. As ISIS moves its new tranche of weapons captured from the Iraqi army into Syria, the opposition to the...

Syrian Refugee Child Protection: A Critical Need

As the Syrian crisis has deepened with over 150,000 killed, almost three million refugees, and with 9.6 million desperately needing assistance inside Syria, the plight of children has worsened. Being among the most vulnerable, they have fewer resources and abilities...
Reaching out to our neighbours

Reaching out to our neighbours

Troubles in Syria regularly bring another stream of refugees across the border to Lebanon. In the midst of these incredibly challenging circumstances Nabil Costa relates how Baptists in the region are reaching out to their neighbours Not long ago USA considered Iran...
Training Workshops for Relief Partners

Training Workshops for Relief Partners

As LSESD and its implementing partners have struggled to respond to the critical needs of both the internally displaced within Syria and Syrian refugees in Lebanon, one of the challenges has been to provide adequate training and support for those who are serving in...

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