This week we have been delivering aid to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley. 32 food parcels were distributed in the villages of Fakiha and Irsaal. Around 110 parcels for children were distributed in Fakiha, Irsaal, Ras Baalbek and in the no-mans land area on the border between Lebanon and Syria. The children's parcels contained clothes, socks, shampoo, soap, dettol and pampers (diapers). The food parcels contained a variety of foodstuffs including powdered milk, rice, flour, sugar oil, canned fish, lentils and other items. 20 more children's parcels will be delivered to the coastal town of Naame in the next few days. Many thanks to the volunteers of Facebookthone who made this delivery possible, and of course to those who donated.
Most of the families here are from Homs and are scared of being photographed or filmed in case the pictures somehow end up with Syrian security (many male relations are still in Syria). A lot of the children are still traumatised by the shelling and fighting that went on there and are afraid to show their faces.
Living conditions for refugee families are very hard. Most are crowded together, large familes living in one or two rooms, 4 or 5 families to a house. The small kitchen with toilet in the video below is home to a family of 14. There are about 19 families in no-man's land living in tents.
Some of the items of food and clothing that was purchased for the families.
Report by Syrian Relief Care team member (Lebanon)