Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development
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Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Organic rooftops farm in Palestinian Refugee Camps

Project Report | Jun 11, 2022
Recent accomplishments and summer preparations

By Haneen Khaled | Program Coordinator

Abdallah takes care of his crops
Abdallah takes care of his crops

It's the start of summer in Lebanon, and residents of the congested Palestinian camps are bracing for scorching temperatures, especially as electricity remains scarce, as well as the plants on their urban rooftops, which are now cherished by their owners.

Rooftop owners in 3 Palestinian camps now have direct access to fresh veggies and herbs, as well as eggs and chicken for some, thanks to you. This is crucial at a time when food security for Lebanon's impoverished and refugee populations is being jeopardized by not only the internal but also the international situation (Russia-Ukraine war).

Participants in the project not only learned how to plant, but they also received composting training and a compost machine. Finally, approximately 100 non-rooftop owners were invited to planting classes and actively encouraged to start plantings in their kitchens, balconies, or window sills. The measure allowed for a greater number of camp residents to have direct access to vitamins and minerals, reducing their reliance on the collapsing market.

During the summer, urban rooftop sustainability remains a challenge; in the camps, people do not have access to fresh, non-saline water from the tap. As a result, they must purchase bottled fresh water for personal consumption and to water the plants, which can consume a significant amount of water during the summer. Water has also become a highly expensive good as a result of the ongoing economic downturn, and it is difficult to provide huge amounts of water inside the camps due to their geography.

Your future contributions will be used to construct a pipe system so that rooftops can have easier access to fresh water, as well as to purchase water for urban gardeners who cannot afford enough for their plants.

Abeer received her compost machine
Abeer received her compost machine
Whole rooftop planted with crops
Whole rooftop planted with crops
Planted rooftop's corner
Planted rooftop's corner
Tomatoes soon ready to harvest
Tomatoes soon ready to harvest
Planting training for non rooftop owners
Planting training for non rooftop owners

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Jafra Foundation for Relief and Youth Development

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Project Leader:
Haneen Khaled
Beirut , Lebanon

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