Dear donor, thank you for your contribution to Lebanon.
The explosion that shook Beirut on August 4 has exacerbated the economic situation of the country: the Lebanese lira had already lost 80% of its purchase power and Covid-19 had started spreading among the population that was already worn out by the consequences of the Syrian crisis. As a consequence of the terrible deflagration, about 200 people are dead, 500 are wounded and over 300 thousand are displaced, and one-third of them are children. Thousands of residents, and especially the elderly, are still traumatized and struggle to leave their damaged houses to the point that they even end up sleeping in the street. A significant number of families have moved in temporary accommodations, or they share shelters with other families in unstable living conditions where looting and violence episodes are not rare.
For the sake of hygiene and prevention of the spread of the virus, the volunteers of the association "Oui pour la vie" can no longer prepare warm meals in the canteen, but their commitment has not stopped: after the tragic event that took place in August, they have intensified their aid activities to the most vulnerable, independently of their origin, through the distribution of basic food boxes containing long-life or packaged products.
The association headquarters are indeed only 17 kilometres away from Beirut and the volunteers, despite the deep economic crisis that deprived them of most of their income, are working hard to help the poor and the needy (even with their own personal resources) in the full spirit of solidarity and sharing that has always characterized the association.
From this picture, the dramatic situation that Lebanese families and children are currently experiencing clearly emerges. We have already been able to do a lot thanks to your support, but we have to continue to provide our contribution to the local population: stand by us in this challenge!