Syrian refugee families are in a desperate situation. But, in the midst of huge unrest and devastation, there is hope.
Tearfund partner Heart for Lebanon is organising Christians to distribute essential food and hygiene parcels to families displaced by the conflict.
‘I love everything in the food parcel, it’s all good to eat and gives us energy,’ says Ahed. ‘We thank God for it! I love the cheese and the tins of meat. My mother is a great cook and makes us delicious things with it.’
‘Thank you for supporting us with food parcels!’ adds Ahed’s mother, Yana. ‘Thanks to the food parcel, we have money left over to pay for medical treatment and fresh fruit for our children. So, thank you for all that you do to support us. Without the food parcels, we would struggle to pay for the things we need. And thank you that it’s something we can rely on every month.’
When everything else is in turmoil and with no end to the conflict or prospect of returning home in sight, Heart for Lebanon’s food parcels provide a regular source of hope to hundreds of families in the Bekaa valley.
Heart for Lebanon’s hope is that through this provision, Syrian refugees will become self-sufficient in Lebanon. When peace is restored, they want to encourage families to return home and help rebuild Syria, equipped with the strength they need to succeed and forge a better future.
The need is great and, with no immediate end to these conflicts in sight, it is growing. Pray for lasting peace to be restored in Syria and an end to the conflict.
Lift up all those affected by war – in the face of such unprecedented disaster, the need to strengthen and support families such as Ahed’s has never been more urgent.
Lift up Heart of Lebanon and all those helping to bring aid to people in need. Pray that they will be encouraged and strengthened in their endeavours.
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