Thursday, February 25, 2016

Winterization in Bekaa

The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Trainings (LOST) with their Canadian partner, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Global Affairs Canada (DFATD), started their first day in the distribution of space heaters December 2nd, 2015 for needy Syrian Refugee families and vulnerable Lebanese. More than 4,000 individuals will be receiving aid for the harsh cold months to come.
In their project "Winterization and Shelter Assistance for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Communities in Baalbek-Hermel, Lebanon", a team of field officers go around to refugee camps and assess their living conditions. Based on a set criteria and a resilience test, that measures the needs of the family, and a reassessment of their living conditions, LOST is able to provide what the families need.
For the past month, LOST associates were out in the field gathering information. This winterization initiative is providing assistance through distributing space heaters, fuel, heavy blankets for warmth and by weatherproofing the tents and homes that need it.

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