Middle Eastern hotspot: HEKS/EPER provides further emergency aid for 6,000 refugees and internally displaced people
Peace continues to elude the Middle East. The entry of Turkish troops into neighbouring Syria in early October sent tens of thousands of people fleeing to safer areas. The situation is rather confusing at present. Supported by shifting alliances of militias and rebel groups, Syrian and Turkish troops are fighting for territorial control along the Syrian-Turkish border. And there is now the added threat that current political tensions in Lebanon could escalate. Once again, it is the civilian population who are suffering most from the fighting. HEKS/EPER is therefore providing additional emergency aid totalling 150,000 francs throughout Syria and, if necessary, in Lebanon as well.