Most of us wish for a happy, healthy and prosperous year and it is ever more important here. Syrian families displaced by war wish for peace and wonder about when the day comes that the war is over if they will have a place to go back to.”
For the last two years, Canadian volunteer Charmaine Craig helped war refugees in Greece. This winter she went to Lebanon were huge tent cities house hundred-thousands of Syrian people, who lost their homes, jobs, schools and often many family members to this five-year war. The have to live in tents in the middle of winter!
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and to provide them with food and warmth. It shows how volunteers
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“Families live in abject poverty here in the Beqaa Valley.
They have barely enough food to survive let alone for proper nutrition. And, children run around in sandals and light jackets when it is freezing outside. So many children and elderly will end up sick this winter.
There are over 1400 informal settlement camps scattered on farmer fields throughout the valley. Not every settlement receives aid. A lot of NGO’s will not work here due to safety concerns. Here at Salam LADC we try to reach the most vulnerable. We have done many distributions in my short time here and the relief and joy it brings to the people is very gratifying. We provide food bags with enough staples for one month for each family and heating fuel to help keep them warm. “
Charmaine wrote: “I am very happy to work with Salam LADC. I can see they do so much good here with their projects. But as they are a small grassroots NGO their funding is provided by us, the volunteers, and our networks.
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