Supporting internally displaced people from Southern Lebanon
Since October 7, as a direct consequence of the conflict in Gaza,
worrying tensions simmer in South Lebanon, where cross-border shelling persists,
occasionally resulting in civilian casualties and damage to crops and property.
Over 55,000 people have been displaced from towns and villages near the border,
and we live in constant anxiety that the conflict may escalate further
and spread to the rest of Lebanon.
In this difficult context, we are supporting internally displaced families from Southern Lebanon
with basic needs assistance, such as food, mattresses and blankets, and hygiene items.
Through local church partners, we have already distributed the items listed below
and are increasing our response as things develop on the ground.
blankets and mattresses
Everything we got is helpful. But the best thing is the mattresses – they’re the perfect thing to give people that are displaced. Many of us are staying with relatives who don’t have the space for us. Being able to bring our own mattresses that can be brought out at night and put away in the morning helps us feel like we’re less of a burden to our hosts.
food boxes and vouchers
Everyone who came from our village took food boxes from the church, which help a lot because families have nothing and food here in Beirut is very expensive. It is a huge support, especially to large families with many children.
hygiene kits, diapers packs, feminine pads
What keeps us going is the calling to respond to the needs of people in need like our Lord commands. At the same time, we Lebanese people are very attached to our land. We don’t want to abandon our country and leave. No matter how tough things become, we are certain that the Lord is with us and we believe in the promise that He will never abandon us. If we have any hope at all, our hope is in God’s word.