Efforts to Ensure Palestinian Refugee Food Access in Lebanon

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees at Lebanon's Burj Al-Brajneh Camp received food packages from generous donors. The refugees are Palestinians who were displaced from their homeland due to the Nakba.

The ACT team
The ACT team delivers food packages to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BEIRUT – The Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team delivered food packages from Generous Friends to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. They distributed staple food packages in May at the Burj Al-Brajneh refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.

According to Said Mukaffiy of ACT's Global Humanity Network team, at least 425 refugees benefited from this assistance. They are refugees who have been living in camps for years and are victims of various humanitarian crises.

"It has been reported that the number of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is large and includes people of all ages, including children, youth, and the elderly. The number of refugees is directly proportional to the amount of pain they have endured thus far. They have to deal with a lack of food, clean water, and a decent place to live daily," Thursday (5/19/2022), said Mukaffiy.

Mukaffiy hopes that by receiving this assistance from Indonesia, the refugees will no longer be concerned about how they will meet their food needs. The food packages provided can cover their food needs for at least the next two months.

Burj Al-Brajneh Camp was established in 1948, following the 'Nakba,' in which thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes and villages after being expelled by Zionist forces. During that incident, most Palestinians fled to Gaza, while others fled to neighboring countries such as Lebanon.

The Burj Al-Brajneh camp is one square kilometer and houses approximately 31,000 refugees. The camp houses Palestinian and Syrian refugees fleeing their country's conflict.

Residents of these overcrowded camps face numerous challenges, including a lack of proper infrastructure and limited job opportunities, and underfunded health care and educational institutions. []