Posted by Cameron on Oct 3, 2013
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As the worlds media continues to frame the conflict in Syria as a 'political crisis' thousands of families are being displaced every day. Forced from their homes, their villages and their communities.
Next week the number of registered refugees in the region will top 2M. An increase of 1.8M in less than 12 months. This makes it one of the worst humanitarian crises this century.
The surrounding countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have borne the brunt of those left displaced by the conflict. 75% of refugees are women and children, many are in informal camps with little safe spaces to gather and inadequate educational and health facilities. As members of the building industry we have a moral obligation to develop facilities that create secure, safe and welcoming environments that can bring a sense of normalcy. Facilities not just for a temporary situation but eventually a passage home.