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 | Nov 14, 2017
The Gift of Warmth for Refugees

By Josie Shields-Stromsness | MECA Program Director

Refugee women attend knitting & crochet lessons
Refugee women attend knitting & crochet lessons

A group of Syrian refugee women in Lebanon came together at the Al-Jalil Center to make mittens, hats and scarves for refugee children. Support from MECA enabled Al-Jalil to purchase yarn, provide training, and pay the women for their work. Four hundred children in and around the Bekaa Valley will each get a bundle including a scarf, a pair of mittens, and a hat. Another 300 will be sold by Al-Jalil Center at a special sale to raise funds to expand the project.

Ibtisam spends most of her time at home caring for a disabled sister and her elderly mother.  She joined the group because she wanted to be less isolated.

“I'm proud of my work with Al-Jalil Center and this humanitarian project that will help refugees during winter. Also, I can depend on myself and support my mother and sister.” -- Ibtisam 

Scarves, hats, and mittens made by refugee women
Scarves, hats, and mittens made by refugee women
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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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