Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

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Lebanon has one of the highest numbers of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in the region. Along the southern and western borders, there are thousands of refugee camps housing hundreds of thousands of Syrian and Palestinian refugees. Lebanon is home to an estimated 450,000 Palestinians refugees, many have been unable to return home.

There are 12 refugee areas in Lebanon. 42,000 are Palestinian refugees who used to live in Syria’s refugee camps but were driven out of their homes again when the Syrian civil war broke out almost 9 years ago and even more are forced to flee with the recent conflict. Their entire lives, they have known nothing but displacement and refugee camps.

Lebanon is also home to a massive 1.1 million Syrian refugees who have fled their country, leaving everything they own behind. Half of the refugees are children and have been forced to live in tents and temporary shelter through the harsh winters. They have no access to food, medical care or education.

The Syrian and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon highlight the difficulty of the day to day lives of people who have already been through the most horrific circumstances. They suffer in the face of adversity every day and still manage to smile when our aid workers visit them. They still remember to give thanks, though they have so little. They make sure their neighbour has received a food parcel before they think to use their own. Help us to continue to keep their spirits up. Help us to help them.

Refugees Healthcare:

Health care is expensive for many in the refugee camps in Lebanon. While there are hospitals trying to provide reduced cost or free healthcare, they are massively under resourced and struggling to get by.

Your donations can buy medical equipment, beds and life-saving drugs for those most in need. Many who simply cannot afford expensive medical treatment for serious conditions are simply left untreated. Only with the generosity of others can such people be treated.


Refugees Food Parcels:

Around 2 million Syrian and Palestinian refugees live in Lebanon alone. As they are refugees, many are not allowed to work, and are solely reliant on food parcels delivered by charities. Without your generous donations, families will go hungry and their already malnourished children often develop more health related complications.

Here at Global Rahmah Foundation, our food parcels can provide support for a family of 6 for one whole month.

Will you provide a food parcel and help your Syrian and Palestinian brothers and sisters?


School Kits:

Syrian and Palestinian refugees based in Lebanon have had their lives turned upside down by the catastrophic civil war which has caused millions to flee the country.

Millions of children are out of school. Children as young as five are often seen selling on the side of roads to support their family’s income. The future generation of Syrians and Palestinians must be given an opportunity to go to school.

Will you provide the Syrian and Palestinian children with the opportunity they deserve?


Winter Emergency Clothing Project:

With one of the harshest winters on record in Lebanon last year, hundreds of thousands of refugees were left with little or no warm clothing and blankets to get them through the bitter winter.

There were many reported deaths, mainly refugee children and the elderly whose bodies simply could not withstand the cold. There are Syrian and Palestinian children without socks, gloves, coats or warm jumpers and blankets.

With your help and donations, we provide winter clothing to those most in need.


Fuel for Gas Burners:

As the only heat source for thousands, gas burners are commonly used to keep warm and to cook with.

Unfortunately, they require fuel and many are left with no heat when they cannot afford it. We supply and refill fuel tanks for burners so families can keep warm during harsh winters.


Home Essentials Project:

There are hundreds of Syrian and Palestinian families who have built makeshift homes in graveyards in Lebanon. They use scraps of wood, metal and cheap cement to make them. They usually have two families in one ‘house’ which consists of two rooms, one family per room. The rooms’ walls are often incomplete, covered with old material between them. There are no doors or bathrooms so no one is afforded privacy or modesty.

Our project aims to provide these families with dignity. We put doors up, extend walls, add ceilings, tile kitchens so they are not built on just dirt, and allow family members to live under one roof but with boundaries and dignity.


Women’s Education Centres:

We provide Syrian and Palestinian women with an opportunity to expand their learning. We teach them to read, write and broaden their understanding as living in the refugee camps leaves them with little or no education.


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