Syrian Refugees in Lebanese camp reeling after widespread reports of a raging fire tore through a refugee camp in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley which has left at least one dead and two in critical condition. With a total of 361,104 registered Syrian Refugees living in the Valley there is a fear of an increase in casualties.
Our HHRD registered international NGO in Jordan is coordinating emergency relief efforts with the help of our partner NGOs on the ground in Lebanon. HHRD’s initial target goal is to raise $30,000 to provide emergency relief services of food, water, shelter and medical assistance.
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HHRD Work In The Region:
Over the past four years, with the assistance of our partner NGOs, HHRD has been providing regular support to the Syrian Refugees via In-Kind Gifts (food, clothes, household items, children toys, and medical supplies), as well as assistance through Daily Hot Meals Kitchen, and Seasonal Programs such as Ramadan & Fitra Food Packages, Udhuiya, and Winter Provisions.
On a long-term basis, HHRD has recently completed the distribution of “Micro-Homes” for 60 Syrian Refugees families in Lebanon, with plans to provide 50 more homes.
Photo Source: Hassan Jarrah, AFP, Getty-Image
Images broadcasted by Lebanon's MTV show flames and thick clouds of black smoke rising near the town of Qab iLyas, around an hour drive east of Beirut, where at least one big explosion was heard. Reuters TV footage showed the blaze had virtually razed the camp as a fire truck doused down the still-smoldering ground.
Photo Source: Hassan Abdallah, Reuters
A Syrian refugee said many of the people living at the camp had come to Lebanon from the Raqqa area of Syria. UNHCR spokeswoman Dana Sleiman said the camp had been home to 102 families.
"Apparently it started with a cooking stove. We are waiting to confirm that," she said.
Around 1 million registered Syrian Refugees, displaced by more than six years of fighting in their own country, live in makeshift camps dotted around Lebanon.
The government says that in total there are about 1.5 million Syrians in Lebanon.