Evictions, upheaval and new beginnings for Syrian refugee families in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
An update from Children on the Edge
At the end of December we learned that one of the camps where we are supporting Syrian refugee children had been evacuated by the military with no notice or direction of where to go. They simply had arrived one morning, fully armed and announced that the camp had to be cleared in a week due to a military base expansion.
The military base is being expanded from a nearby checkpoint, and for security reasons the army do not want any camps in the sightline of the base; and up to 50 camps were given little notice to move on.
This evacuation was a devastating blow for people we are working with. The school we support in this camp had to move, the families have had to uproot and move on again, and for a month or so there was no place for them to go.
Your donations from your Christmas carol evening were so timely and as you can see, desperately needed at the start of this year to help these families find a safe space for a new camp and a new school.
Just £97 can enable the running of a tent school for 100 Syrian refugee children for a day, less than £1 per child ; or a monthly gift of £5 could provide education and a safe space for a refugee child for a week. Your support is helping us bring hope, life, colour and fun to these children on the edge. www.childrenontheedge.org