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Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees

by ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization
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Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees
Provide meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees

Our local partner "Oui pour la Vie" is doing a wonderful work in Damour, Lebanon, providing meals for Lebanese and Syrian refugees! 

“Oui pour la Vie” volunteers adopt a reverse course of action in helping those in need, knocking on doors instead of waiting for people to come knock on theirs. When they go to the poorest streets and houses, they work to meet the basic needs of people, such as the need for food, regardless of their nationality, class or religion.

Their work is fundamental in a context such as the one of Damour. In fact, given the Syran crisis, Lebanon is hosting an ever increasing number of refugees: UNHCR only has registered more than 1.2 million Syrian refugees being hosted in the country. As the crisis of the region continues, pressure grows and relationships between refugees and host communities change. There are clear signs that refugees are become more and more vulnerable. 

What's more is that in October, Lebanese people had to face an additional difficulty: wildfires. For a whole week, Lebanon was swept by catastrophic flames from out of control wildfires. It was estimated that more than 3000 acres of trees have been burned down. Some people even lost their lives while fighting the fires. 

This is why the work of Aleimar and Oui Pour la Vie is becoming absolutely vital and fundamental. Food is a basic necessity for everyone, and nobody should be ever be deprived of it! 

So thank you, from the bottom of our heart. It is thanks to you we have the chance to support all of these families in need. 

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Jeffrey, from Lebanon
Jeffrey, from Lebanon

Dear Friend,

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Jeffrey is 7 years old and it’s been a year he has been fighting against his worst enemy: leukemia. Because of this  tumor, Jeffrey is not going to school anymore, is not meeting his classmates anymore, nor is playing with his friends. He has been really weakened by the theraphy, and his whole immune system is  seriously compromised. Hence, the only ones who can be close to the kid are his parents and his brother.

The diagnosis was revealed only this year, after a continuous period of back and forth between his home and the hospital. The fight looks very long: at least two years of chemo and many other therapies!

His family is trying hard to cure him in the best possible way. However, in Lebanon, the health system is entirely private, and it took few months for Jeffrey’s parents to go into debt. His mum had to stop working to have time for him. His dad had to take up a new job in Sri Lanka – far from home, but better paid.

By supporting our project Meals for All, you can help us devoting some money towards Jeffrey and his family.

Believe in this project with us. You can make the difference for Jeffrey, with just a small amount.

Supporting us is very simple: just connect to https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/meals-for-all access the DONATE NOW area and make a donation.

Only one donation is allowed for every single person with a maximum amount of 50 dollars, so don't forget to spread the word and involve as many people as possible!

Jeffrey and his mum
Jeffrey and his mum
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We have fresh news for you: Miriam and Laura, our Country managers, have just come back from their monitoring trip to Damour! They can’t wait to tell the story of one refugee child….

“When the war started, Abdo had one goal in mind, save his family from what they feared most. He just didn’t know that things will go that fast. He left his wife with four children, the eldest 7 years old, and came to Lebanon to try to find a place to stay and a job. Short after that, the war had reached Aleppo, and Ghazale had to flee with her four children to Afrin. Two months later, Ghazale was able to flee with her daughters to Lebanon. The family lived for four years in Ouzai, one of the poorest banlieues of Beirut. They moved after that to Damour, where the family had two other children, the youngest of which, Basma, is now 9 months old.

Basma suffers from birth from health problems and malnutrition. Since birth her intestines are not functioning properly. Because of that her body is unable to get rid of toxins. At 6 months she did tests that showed high levels of inflammation, malnutrition and severe anemia. The family was getting the needed medicine but was unable to purchase the prescribed milk. The doctor declared that breastfeeding was not giving her any nutrients, but the family could not afford baby’s milk. Because priority was given to medicine, the mother was diluting yogurt in water with the hope that this will help her daughter. Milk is provided to Basma when donated, as was the case of the milk provided by Aleimar”.

As you may already know, the 20th of June is the World Refugee Day, a very important opportunity for you to support Meals for All. From 00.00 ET on Thursday 20th of June to 23.59 ET on Friday 21st of June, GlobalGiving will double your donation!

Only a donation per person is possible, so it would be great if you could engage your friends, relatives and colleagues. Please tell them who we are, what we do and help us spread this call. You’ll make the difference in these families’ lives!

Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

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The phenomenon of the arrival of refugees from Syria and Iraq, which had manifested itself temporary humanitarian emergency, is unfortunately becoming chronic and among the local population grows a sense of intolerance for the difficulty in finding a job, and therefore of sustenance. Buy food has a really high cost and, for this reason, our commitment to support the project continues unabated!

OPV volunteers have decided to divide the benefits into two different groups in order to optimize the projects, without having to expand the area of the kitchen area or increase the number of personnel involved and the tools used. A group is made up of people who can reach the kitchen autonomously and pick up their meal personally, the other, instead, is made up of people who can't move, especially elderly people living alone, to whom OPV delivers the meal at home.

Next month the references of Aleimar Miriam and Laura are going to travel to Lebanon and are able to improve the project experience.

Let's believe in this project and would like us to have your support for GlobalGiving Little by Little Campaign: from 09:00:01 ET on Monday, April 8, 2019, to 23:59:59 ET on Friday, April 12, 2019 your donation is worth more thanks to the 50% GlobalGiving matching: for example, if you decide to make $ 10, these become $ 15!

Supporting us is very simple: just connect tohttps://www.globalgiving.org/projects/meals-for-all access the DONATE NOW area and make a donation.

Only one donation is allowed for every single person with a maximum amount of 50 dollars, so don't forget to spread the word and involve as many people as possible!

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We strongly believe that one of the main characteristics of Oui pour la vie’s foodbank, is the stability and the security it conveys and inspires to people. Actually, our project is still operating four days per week, serving meals to Lebanese as well as to refugee families. However, the number of families in need is constantly increasing, and unfortunately in this moment we are not able to provide complete meals for all the people who come to us. Therefore, for the time being, we are maintaining a list of families who receive bread, juice and any other kind of food we are able to provide.

Refugee families who are able to travel abroad, are being replaced with other families which are on the waiting list. The list is constantly updated by Oui pour la vie volunteers, who visit newcomers to the region, and keep in contact with already established families.

We are deeply thankful to all of you, for the fundamental support we are receiving, without whom it would not be possible to carry out this project.

We also take the opportunity to wish a very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all!

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ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Twitter: @AleimarOdV
Project Leader:
Francesca Moratti
Melzo, Milano Italy
$24,532 raised of $50,000 goal
 
279 donations
$25,468 to go
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