CERF gives $3 million in relief aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
12 June 2012: As of April 2011, Lebanon witnessed the influx of some 6,000 Syrians into the Governorate of North Lebanon.
While a small number of the refugees returned after the initial fighting, many remained and their numbers increased as the crisis intensified.
As of May 2012, the international aid community is assisting some 25,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The UN reports that two-third of the registered Syrian refugees are women and children, with over 50 per cent under age 18. Some 17 per cent of registered refugees are under age 5.