Thursday, February 25, 2016

LOST Preparedness before the Storm succeeds: Syrian Refugees safe and warm

After the snow storm that hit Bekaa Region Sunday January 24th, 2016, LOST team went to check on Syrian Refugee Camps that received aid from MCC's Winterization Project to make sure that the refugees have the help they need. The latest distributions included wood beams and timber with measurements of 2.5x10 and 5x10 cm, plastic sheeting and basic tools to help in keeping the accommodation as warm and dry during the cold stormy season.
Weather-proofing kits were distributed to 1,500 tents in Baalbek-Hermel Region. All along the roads, blue plastic sheets that cover the tents can from a mile away. These sheets are used to keep the accommodation dry from the rain and snow. The wood beams are for the refugees to add to the framework of the tent to support its structure from collapsing in the harsh weather conditions. 
Faisal Hamoud el Mohamed, a beneficiary from the joint project with LOST and MCC, his wife and five children are grateful that the supplies came before the storm and give many thanks for the heaters, blankets, wood beams, plastic sheet and diesel that have kept their family warm will help them survive the cold to come.

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