As the war rages on in Syria, the refugees in Lebanon are facing yet another winter in the camps.
The little money available to the Syrian refugee families in Lebanon will now be used to keep warm and dry in the coming months, making it more difficult for women to purchase essential feminine hygiene products.
Bar Elias, Bekaa valley – Lebanon’s largest Syrian refugee camp, is still home to many Syrian refugees who have fled from the war just beyond the hill to a place they once called home.
With only a handful of their belongings, Syrian refugee women were forced to flee for their lives without even considering if they had enough undergarments and sanitary products. In May 2017, we distributed 700 female hygiene packs to women in need to provide them with the means to manage their period in a sanitary manner, and we are now preparing for another distribution.
The packs will be delivered in early October 2017 and will provide essential toiletries that many of the women have not had access to since leaving Syria. During our last distribution, we were made aware that underwear and sanitary pads were the most needed products, and as a result of this need we have increased the supply in our next distribution.
We’ll be keeping you updated on the details of our next distribution in October.
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