Syrian Refugee Bread Appeal

Lebanon Bread Project
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A man asked the Messenger (PBUH) what the good qualities of Islam are. He replied “To feed (others) and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.” (Bukhari)

£50 will provide one family with 2 bread deliveries per week for up to 3 months

The 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing extreme food insecurity. Those who are able to get jobs are mainly employed through daily labour, which has been severely impacted by the economic crisis and the COVID-19 epidemic.

Even before the virus spread, 73% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon were living below the poverty line, and for those living in temporary shelters and camps, that figure soars - only 4% of Syrian refugees in Beqaa have secure access to regular food.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise as winter hits Lebanon, which, each year, fills refugee camps with snow, icy temperatures, and torrential rain. Your support is urgently needed to help keep Syrians fed as they battle with extreme weather, coronavirus, and food insecurity.

The best of us

The Messenger (PBUH) stressed the importance of feeding others: “The best of you are those who feed others.” (Ahmad)

Help us to provide bread to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon. With your help, we’ll be providing 1,830 families in Arsal, and 890 families in South Lebanon with 3 packets of bread for 3 and 2 months respectively.

This project will help 16,320 to be resilient to malnutrition during the brutal upcoming winter months, with twice-weekly bread deliveries.

All our distributions will take place following local COVID-19 guidelines. Staff and volunteers will wear masks and gloves, and all lorries and the staff vehicle will be disinfected for distribution.

Fighting malnutrition

With the ongoing economic crisis in Lebanon, and in the aftermath of the Beirut blast, Syrian refugees need immediate support to survive, especially as the brutally cold winter months approach. A staggering 94% are food insecure and urgently need help to access food.

The continuing violence in Syria means that they cannot go home. Those who ordinarily work are restricted to low-paid daily labour, and have been pushed out of work due to the pandemic.

Your help is needed right now to provide food to Syrians at risk of malnutrition in Lebanon. Support us in fulfilling our Islamic obligation to feed those struggling for food.

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