Heat a Home this Winter
Bring warmth, clothes, and food to displaced Syrians this winter.
Most Syrian refugees we work with live in Informal Tented Settlements. They live in wooden frames covered with canvas. Winter is approaching and we need to act now.
Mahmood and his wife, Randa told us about their experience last winter. When water came into their home, it soaked everything from their children's clothes to their refugee status papers. This year -afraid to be let down again by big organizations- they have put a small cement wall around the edges of their only room in the hope that it will be protected from flooding.
Weather in the capital, Beirut, is very different to temperatures in the Bekaa Valley. Here refugees experience strong winds (as it is very flat), flooding (as it is at the base of mountains) and snow.
We want to help these incredibly resilient people with distributions of heating fuel, clothes and food. We are putting all of our efforts into this winter. Everybody deserves to have a bed warm enough to sleep in, enough clothes to change each day, and enough food to feed their families.
Even a donation of $1 can buy a second hand hat or pair of gloves for a child.
Salam team members conduct an emergency aid distribution in January 2019. Photo (C) Lusse Cloutier.