Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria

by Middle East Children's Alliance
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria

Project Report | Jan 5, 2017
Winter Aid for Refugee Families in Lebanon

By Josie Shields-Stromsness | MECA Program Director

Distributing gas for heaters
Distributing gas for heaters

In December, MECA provided funding for a "Warm Winters" project to distribute gas for heaters to 500 families and food and hygiene coupons to 100 families living the Bekaa Valley area of Lebanon.

The staff at Al Jalil Center who organized and implemented the project after surveying families for their needs commented that "We searched for the families who left everything behind them, to come to the Beqaa, especially the Aljalil camp. Our duty is to support this kind of vulnerable families in aid. Especially during these winter days that are icey, stormy, and bitterly cold."

One of the beneficiaries is a young couple from Syria who left everything and came to Lebanon illegally. They arrived in November 2016 to Waivel Refugee Camp with nothing - no clothing, no bedding, no papers. Different individuals and organizations provided them with a mattress, blankets, and a heater. Then Al Jalil Center provided them with gas for their heater and a voucher to purchase basic food and hygiene items from one of the local shops. 

We also continue to support programs at two locations in Lebanon providing informal schooling for Syrian refugee children who are unable to attend the local schools because they have fallen too behind, don't have the correct paperwork, or are not able to pay the registration fees. 

Purchasing food and hygiene items with vouchers
Purchasing food and hygiene items with vouchers
A classroom for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
A classroom for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
One of the students at an informal school
One of the students at an informal school
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Middle East Children's Alliance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Twitter: @MECAforPeace
Project Leader:
Josie Shields-Stromsness
Berkeley , CA United States

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