Rainy Season, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Receive Food and Medicines

Rainy Season, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Receive Food and Medicines

ACTNews, BEQAA – Rainy season has arrived in Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon. Cold days pose a challenge for the residents of Beqaa, including Syrian refugees living in the area.

As reported by Firdaus Guritno of Global Humanity Response (GHR) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), the temperature in Lebanon during rainy season could drop below zero degree Celsius.

To help the Syrian refugees overcome the cold days of the rainy season, ACT distributed food packages and medicines to the refugees living in the camps on Sunday (3/31), benefitting 170 refugee families.

On Sunday morning, the aid packages that had just arrived were arranged in rows on an empty field. The refugees who live in nearby camps then gathered around. “The refugees living near the empty field took directly their aid packages, and the rest of the packages were delivered to the camps. Everything has been listed, the number of packages are equal to the number of beneficiaries,” Guritno reported about the aid distribution.

The refugees were happy and grateful for the aid packages. Once the aid packages arrived, they immediately gathered on the field where the distribution took place. Among the recipients was a lady who expressed her thankfulness.

“We, Syrian refugees in Beqaa, thank Indonesian people for their kindness. May Allah bless all their efforts. Here in Beqaa, we are living in suffering and hardship,” she said.

Winter has brought a certain danger for the refugees. Guritno mentioned how this difficult condition has started since February. Heavy rains and flood have hit several areas since late 2018. With only tents to protect them from the harshness of winter, they are in need of food packages that can sustain them until the temperature becomes warmer next May. []

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