Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon

by Insan Association
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Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon
Assistance to Vulnerable Families All Over Lebanon

Marhaba from Insan,

In the last few months Insan continued to provide emergency relief assistance to the most vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian households in South Lebanon (Tyre and the surrounding areas, including refugee camps).

During the last week of August, 968 households received a food box and a hygiene kit. Each food box contained rice, sugar, oil, tea, milk powder, cheese, lentils, bulgur, chickpeas, salt, pasta, tomato paste, halva and tahini. Each hygiene kit contained floor disinfectant, soap, sanitizer, gloves, cleaning cloth, floor mop and cleaning disinfectant.

During the months of September and October all these 968 families as well as those 967 families who received their food box and hygiene kit in July, received also 20 USD of multi-purpose cash assistance. However, the distribution of cash was surrounded by some challenges. For example, some beneficiaries lacked legal documentation requested at the money transfer companies, some had moved to a new place or changed their phone number, others had been forced to return back to Syria under the Lebanese government’s “voluntary” repatriation of Syrian refugees program.

The feedback survey conducted with a sample of the beneficiaries at the end of the project revealed that this support was highly needed by all of them and more support is needed as the situation in Lebanon does not show any signs of improvement. All the beneficiaries very extremely grateful to Insan for the assistance provided and the vast majority of them was also satisfied with the content and quality of the items found in the relief boxes.

We could not provide this support to the vulnerable communities without you. Thus, we would like to express our biggest gratitude to you and hope that you will continue following and supporting us via GlobalGiving, Facebook, Instagram or other means.

Best regards,

The INSAN team

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Checking the names of the beneficiaries

Marhaba from Insan,

Since the beginning of summer, Insan has been reaching out to the most vulnerable Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian households in South Lebanon (Tyre and the surrounding areas, including refugee camps) and registering them for relief assistance consisting of food and hygiene items as well as cash.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for many families to cover even their basic needs. The poorest families used to rely a lot on bread as a substitute for more expensive and nutritious food. However, even bread is becoming increasingly unavailable due to the shortages of wheat supply caused by the war in Ukraine (Lebanon’s main source of grain imports), the devastating explosion at Beirut port that destroyed the grain silos and currency devaluation. Due to the supply shortage, the price of bread has also been skyrocketing. Many families are spending nearly 50% (320,000 LBP = US$10.66) of their monthly wage (minimum wage 675,000 LBP = US$22.50) on bread[1].

Some good news were shared at the end of July when it was announced that the first grain shipment from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn was destined to Lebanon. Yet, after passing Turkey the transponder of the ship was turned off and by now the satellite images have confirmed that the ship was redirected to Syria who is Russia’s key ally[2]. It is clearly a huge blow to the Lebanese population and thus Insan’s relief assistance will most definitely be of great help for the poorest of the poor.

The assistance is being delivered to more than 2000 households who will each receive a food box, a hygiene kit and 20 USD cash. Each food box contains rice, sugar, oil, tea, milk powder, cheese, lentils, bulgur, chickpeas, salt, pasta, tomato paste, halva and tahini. Each hygiene kit consists of floor disinfectant, soap, sanitizer, gloves, cleaning cloth, floor mop and cleaning disinfectant. 967 households have already received the food box and the hygiene kit and the rest will receive it this week. Cash assistance will be delivered shortly after.

We could not provide this support to the vulnerable communities without you. Thus, we would like to express our biggest gratitude to you and hope that you will continue following and supporting us via Facebook, Instagram or other means.

Best regards,

The INSAN team

 

[1] Save the Children. 2022. "Lebanon: Bread Shortages Fuelling Tensions With Syrian Refugees". https://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/lebanon-bread-shortages-fuelling-tensions-syrian-refugees.

[2] Reuters. 2022. "Ship Carrying First Ukraine Grain Cargo Docks In Syria's Tartous - Shipping Source", 2022. https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/ship-carrying-first-ukraine-grain-cargo-docks-syrias-tartous-shipping-source-2022-08-16/.

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Beneficiaries carrying the boxes home
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Counselling in progress

Marhaba from Insan,

In the last few months, Insan continued to provide psychosocial support sessions to vulnerable parents, youth and children from different nationalities across Lebanon. Parents are acquiring new skills and knowledge about coping mechanisms, which is especially needed in the current socioeconomic crisis that Lebanon is experiencing. Also, they are learning how to act more positive and supportive with their children.

At the same time, youth and children are learning how to express themselves, build healthy relationships, overcome traumatic events and boost their self-esteem through interactive activities, games and different group discussions.

Moreover, social workers at Insan are continuously conducting house visits into the homes of disadvantaged families. This allows them to put in place a family plan and refer individuals to case management assistance which may include medical support, food boxes, hygiene kits and other basic needs support depending on the specific case.

Psychologists at Insan continue to provide individual psychological counseling for adults, youth and children who are in need of mental health support. Support is provided for individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suffer from anxiety, major depression or experience any suicidal thoughts or acts.

Thank you for believing in Insan and making vulnerable communities more resilient, empowered and able to live with dignity which is one of the minimal aspects of human rights.

Best regards,

The INSAN team

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Marhaba from INSAN,

In the past few months, Insan lawyers continued to provide legal assistance to vulnerable individuals living in Lebanon; where it provided legal counseling, court representations, marriage and birth registrations. Through this action, Insan was able to reach out to 282 marginalized Lebanese, Syrian refugees, and migrant workers as well. 

Moreover, given the current turbulent economic situation in Lebanon, Insan focused on interventions that are needs-based and holistic in nature such as case management. Under this activity, Insan conducted home visits and followed the cases individually through a team of social workers and psychologists to determine the most urgent needs, and provided food and hygiene supplies on a case-by-case basis to families most in need.  Through this action, Insan was able to reach out to 157 marginalized Lebanese, Syrian refugees, and migrant workers as well.

Thank you for supporting us and making vulnerable communities in Lebanon more empowered through access to legal services and holistic case management provision. 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Awareness Raising on Marriage Registration

Marhaba from INSAN,

Currently, Lebanon ranks first worldwide in hosting the largest number of refugees in relation to its national population. Lebanon's humanitarian crisis has negatively impacted the Syrian refugee population’s access to justice and other basic legal services.

 

With the aim to seek justice and equity for vulnerable individuals and marginalized communities in order to better tackle their legal needs, promoting social justice and empowerment; INSAN helped and supported vulnerable individuals, including Syrian refugees, to overcome obstacles to access justice.

 

Within the past months, INSAN’s team of lawyers and paralegals helped in raising awareness on the importance of marriage and birth registration and other legal matters to approximately 900 beneficiaries, offered legal counselling to 300 beneficiaries and provided legal representation in court or public administration to approximately 75 beneficiaries.

 

Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities in Lebanon to access social justice. 

 

Best regards, 

The INSAN team

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Insan Association

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Lala arabian
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