“A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Source - Al-Bukhari, Muslim)
Homeless and freezing in Lebanon
€40 provides a vulnerable family in Lebanon with warm winter blankets and 20 litres of heating oil to help keep them warm all winter.
In Lebanon, the freefall of the local currency, hyperinflation and the effects of the pandemic are pushing everyone to the brink - and now winter is here.
As a country at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, Lebanon hosts the highest number of displaced people per capita in the world. Nine out of 10 Syrian refugees are living in extreme poverty, forcing them to reduce their food intake, stop seeking medical care, and fall further into debt as they try to cover their basic needs. As winter temperatures plummet and the cost of food and fuel soars, families are facing eviction and resorting to desperate measures to cope during winter, including harmful means to heat their living spaces.
In response, we are providing warm winter blankets to 2,940 vulnerable people, including women, children and the elderly, and also contain 20 litre of heating oil, to keep a family warm for three months.
By supporting our Lebanon Winter Family Emergency Appeal, you can help ensure no one is left behind this winter.
Why give to Human Appeal?
Last winter, refugee families in Lebanon endured biting cold temperatures, snowstorms, and flooding. Night after night, children and their parents in tents and other makeshift shelters struggled to stay warm in the face of icy weather. In these kinds of conditions, the most vulnerable risk the flu, pneumonia, and hypothermia.
With no way to stay warm, even the common cold can kill. But, last winter with your help, we delivered essential kits to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon, providing 835 families with 40 litres of oil for heating, and nutritious food packs including, rice, lentils, chickpeas, and beans. 1,040 vulnerable people in Lebanon also received a winter kit containing gloves, a scarf, and a hat.
A further 3,150 families received hot meals consisting of chicken, rice, and vegetables, along with yoghurt, dates, and sweets. In total, your generosity helped 166,782 people in need in Lebanon.