Lebanon needs immediate attention and here is why
Lebanon hosts one of the largest populations of Syrian and Palestinian refugees with around 2 million people crammed into overcrowded and often dangerous camps with no heating, electricity, or running water. 70% of the families in Lebanon’s camps live below the poverty line and over 50% of those are below the age of 18, which means that millions of children are growing up knowing nothing but conflict, hardship, and poverty.
Winter doubles the challenges faced by the Syrian and Palestinian refugees and the bitter truth is, unless we act now, thousands of children and elderly will not survive the cold. They simply do not have the resources to see them through these difficult times. A lack of food, inadequate warm winter clothing, and no fuel for heaters and stoves will mean that life is a daily struggle for these people.