Islamic Relief has distributed Emergency Survival Kits to 375 families in 19 villages
across the Wadi Khaled area. These distributions have taken place either from one
of our warehouses in 7 of the villages or mobile teams vising families in the remaining
Each Emergency Survival Kit included:
- Hygiene Items
- 20 Liters of Water
- 2 Packs of Bread
Islamic Relief is also working with other stakeholders to provide much needed medical
Thousands of Syrians are fleeing to the Lebanese border to escape escalating violence.
On May 16th alone, more than 1,000 Syrians arrived in Bani Sakher, a village in
the Akkar region of northern Lebanon. It is estimated that some 6,000 Syrian refugees
are now scattered throughout villages in Akkar.
Many of the Syrians now in Akkar have taken refuge with relatives. Akkar is already
an impoverished region. According to the Lebanon Millennium Development Goals report
- 50% of the inhabitants in Akkar live below the poverty line.
- 60–70% of the
residents do not receive any health insurance coverage.
- Most residents have
difficulties in accessing proper health care due to financial constraints.
Several organisations have started distributing food rations and basic materials
to help alleviate the strains of an increasing population in an area with limited
resources. Islamic Relief wants to help improve conditions for both the refugees
streaming into Akkar and for the residents already living there. This effort will
become increasingly important as more Syrians escape to Akkar.
Islamic Relief hopes to:
- Distribute food rations to alleviate hunger
- Supply hygiene kits to help
prevent the spread of illness
- Provide clothing to refugees who fled leaving
their personal belongs behind
- Support the Islamic Medical Association (IMA)
by covering costs for medication
Islamic Relief has already delivered aid to 75 families by providing food, hygiene
kits and clothing.