Responding to the COVID-19 outbreak
Our experience and established relationships are allowing us to respond holistically to the COVID-19 outbreak. On top of providing protective equipment and safety guidance to our local partners and hygiene items to vulnerable families, we have increased our emergency food assistance, and provided income-generating opportunities to three sewing groups we have supported in the past. As the outbreak comes in the middle of an unprecedented economic and financial crisis, we are now looking to continue growing our programs to respond to the ever compounding and worsening needs in the region.
local partners provided with protective equipment to continue serving in the safest possible way
We have two options; either be paralyzed by fear, or go out of our comfort zone and find new ways to support the most vulnerable around us. We want to remain driven by the words of Jesus to go and help those in need.
households provided with hygiene items to help protect them from the COVID-19
The items we received will help us wash and disinfect our hands well and hopefully protect us from catching the virus. The church also gave us some washable face masks which will be very helpful whenever we need to go buy food!
washable masks ordered from partner sewing groups we have supported in the past
I am earning more money through the masks sewing project, which is much needed right now. But we are also aware that these masks will be distributed to families in need, help protect them, and prevent the spread of the virus in the country. This makes us feel very thankful and proud!
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE
households provided with emergency food parcels to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19
Our situation has further deteriorated since the outbreak of COVID-19: we haven’t been able to afford any medicine that my husband and I need, and our son had to go live in the mountains with his friend because we couldn’t feed him anymore. NGOs turn us down because they have no programs for vulnerable Lebanese.
children benefiting from distance learning and psychosocial support
With the lockdown, the education center had to close and my children were very affected and emotional about it. It was a difficult transition, but I was with them the whole time. Helping them in their studies was very beneficial for me since I only studied till the third grade in Syria. I still remembered certain things and learned even more by attending the online program with my children. For example, I learned how to read and write in English.
Read more about our COVID-19 response
- July 2, 2020
- June 30, 2020
- June 17, 2020
- June 11, 2020
- June 3, 2020
- May 11, 2020
- May 11, 2020
- April 17, 2020