We are delighted to announce that we are now supporting Salam Lebanese Association for Development and Communication (Salam LADC سلام). Salam is a volunteer-based NGO hosting international volunteers, operating in the Bekaa Valley, in Lebanon. There are an estimated 500,000 refugees living in Bekaa, over 50% of whom are women and children. Salam are incredibly reactive in their distribution, liaising with other NGOs and local authorities to ensure they deliver exactly what is needed, where it is needed most.
They coordinate medical care for vulnerable individuals, supporting them in getting their cases processed, transporting them to medical facilities and fundraising to cover the costs, where necessary.
They also provide educational activities for children living in the camps with less access to education, they have a ‘play with purpose’ programme and a camp cleaning exercise ‘clean to green’ which gets kids running around and makes clearing up rubbish into a game with prizes for everyone!
Salam also work with local Lebanese communities, organising regular football games with Lebanese and Syrian children playing together, alongside UNDP. They carrying out regular livestock distributions to offer build capacity in Lebanese and Syrian communities.
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!