Iftar Appeal – Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2019 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 10 April to 01 June 2019
Beneficiary: Syrian Refugees of Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
TOTAL FUNDS: 57,507.00 ZAR (Zakaah) to One Nation and Africa Muslims Agency       

In the words of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi: ‘A quarter of all Syrians are refugees. A quarter of the world’s refugees are Syrians’. Lebanon hosts the largest number of refugees per capita in the world (on top of its 4 million resident nationals), which includes an influx of over 1.5 million fleeing the Syrian War, as well as approximately 500,000 Palestinian refugees who have been in the country since 1948. Eighty seven percent of Syrian refugees live in Lebanon’s 251 most vulnerable and deprived municipalities. More than three-quarters of Syrian refugee households in Lebanon live below the poverty line. Yet as the needs of Syrians rise, international funding continues to fall.  Only 17% of the displaced Syrian population receive assistance from UNHCR.
COH donated GBP2,500.00 approximately ZAR47,500.00 for the purchase of food packs to be distributed by One Nation UK. Two donations were made, one for an amount of GBP1,640.00 on 20 May 2019 and the other for an amount of GBP860.00 on 23 May 2019. Food packs consisting of lentils, bulgur wheat, oil, salt, tomato sauce and pasta were distributed in Bekaa Valley on 31 May 2019.
Africa Muslims Agency have been doing good work with refugees in Lebanon. COH donated ZAR10,007.00 to Africa Muslims Agency for the purchase and distribution of food packs in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.