A country in crisis
The crisis in Lebanon has been raging since 2011 and seems to have no end in sight. Almost 2 million people have taken refuge in the country putting immense strain on the economy and infrastructure. Refugees continue to pour in from Syria, where the situation has taken a turn for the worse, and Palestine hoping for a better life, only to find their struggles have only just begun.
Hafza was only 5 when her family escaped the war in Syria. Now she is 11 and living the daily struggles of camp life. Poverty and war have completely robbed her of her childhood, yet she still smiles. She embraces the world around her and the joy she can find in the little places. We were able to help Hafza with durable warm clothing to see her through many winters to come.
Lebanon has faced some of the harshest winters on record and the refugees are the ones who ultimately suffer the most. With the lack of shelter against the bitter conditions and no capacity for employment, it is a daily struggle for them just to get by.
Team Salam has been on the ground delivering life saving winter aid to the thousands stranded in Al-Haj Hussain Camp & Camp Abedo, Lebanon. Much needed winter clothing and bedding including jumpers, mattresses, blankets, jackets, and hats were distributed from your hard-earned donations. Thanks to our wonderful supporters we were able to give warmth to hundreds of people of Lebanon giving them hope of a better tomorrow.