EMERGENCY AID TO THE LEBANESE POPULATION, SUPPORT FOR THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH OF LEBANESE CHILDREN AND SYRIAN REFUGEES
Lebanon is still at the heart of the Syrian conflict, hosting nearly two million refugees on its soil, who are surviving in difficult conditions as no structures or camps have been organised for these populations. The political impact of the neighbouring war is disastrous for this country with its fragile economy. Many poor Lebanese families have nevertheless welcomed refugees into their homes. The Syrians accept jobs at 70% of the Lebanese minimum wage, accelerating the unemployment of the Lebanese in their country...
Since 2012, Mission Enfance supports Syrian refugees through our centre in Deir Al Ahmar, in the Bekaa where more than 1.000 families live. We professionally train 400 Lebanese and Syrian women in technical professions (sewing, computer science, aesthetics, electricity, English). 100 women from the village and the refugee camps receive health awareness, education... We also welcome 500 children (350 Syrian, 150 Lebanese) for activities and training programmes. The school founded in our centre offers a better education than in the Lebanese schools in the region, according to the teachers of the schools in the region... Refugee children who cannot enrol in the Lebanese schools thus have the chance to continue their normal schooling.
To provide educational and vocational training for refugee children from Syria, their families and also Lebanese youth. To provide the children of the centre with drinking water in a desert region.
Below is the testimony of Perla, 20 years old, a biology student at the University of Beirut in Lebanon, who testifies to the emergency aid distributed by Mission Enfance. Fatherless, she lives alone with her mother. Perla suffers from chronic asthma. Her mother's salary amounts to 1.500.000 LL (69€). The monthly treatment to cure Perla's disease is 800.000 LL (37€)...
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