RET’s operations in the Middle East & North Africa region started in 2002, with projects implemented in Sudan. Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in 2011, it is estimated that up to 12 million displaced persons have crossed the border into neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan.
The Syrian crisis is considered one of the worst humanitarian crises in the 21st century, with half the population affected and forced to flee their homes.
RET entered the Middle East region, Lebanon in specific, in 2013 to assist Syrian refugees and vulnerable communities in Lebanon.
Given the extended crisis in Syria, the current situation in Yemen and the tensions in the region, countries such as Syria, Yemen, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Libya are closely monitored so that we are ready for prompt interventions.