At least two children froze to death in Lebanon’s refugee camps the past week and thousands of others are still threatened by this merciless winter. If you wish to help them by donating clothes, blankets or money (not by stripping in the snow), there are several organizations and NGOs accepting donations:
1- Leb4refugees will be collecting warm clothes, wool sweaters, blankets and food this Saturday, January 10, 2014 in Kantari street, next to Haigazian University – Hamra. You can call +9613315500 or +96170 871 236 for further information and donate [here].
2- Basmeh & Zeitooneh have been distributing food and blankets to several camps in the Bekaa. You can finance the Winter campaign for Syrian refugees in Lebanon using this [link] or call the below numbers:
Beirut – 76088190
Bekaa/Bar Elias – 76012669
Tripoli – 70194284
3- Sawa for Development and Aid: They collected over 10,000 bags of clothes last year and they’ve joined the winter campaign for Syrian refugees as well this year. You can donate using this [website] or call them at +961 78974462.
The Leb4refugees campaign is taking place today so if you have some old blankets or warm clothes that you wish to give away, pass by and help these poor refugees stay warm this winter.
PS: If you have other initiatives or organizations that I haven’t mentioned, please do let me know and I will gladly add them.
Heart for Lebanon, http://www.heartforlebanon.org, is a great organization that is working with the Syrian refugees on many fronts. We’ve taken some of our children from Dar El Awlad to their warehouse to pack winterization supplies and we are a current partner with them at an ongoing education program in the south.
P.O. Box 166867 Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Camille Melki • firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sorry…I know this post is a little old, but I only just discovered this blog today. I was wondering if you knew of any ways those living overseas can help the refugees in Lebanon. I think they could benefit from heavy-duty cold weather apparel and accessories (boots, hats, gloves, blankets), but don’t know how to send these from Canada and at the same time ensure they reach those who really need them. Please let me know. Thanks!