Lebanon Winter Emergency:
A Call for Urgent Assistance
Join us in bringing warmth and hope to the people of Lebanon
Lebanon is no stranger to the harsh realities of winter. The season arrives with heavy rain, seasonal storms, snow, biting winds, and thunderstorms. However, this year, the situation is more dire than ever.
An Ongoing Crisis in the Midst of Winter
Lebanon is located in close proximity to Israel and Palestine, and there are genuine fears that any further escalation of conflict could spread to Lebanon, a country already grappling with severe economic instability. Years of economic crisis have caused the cost of living to skyrocket, resulting in rising unemployment and a severely devalued currency.
Moreover, around 210,000 Palestinian refugees are living in Lebanon, and the situation in the refugee camps is overbearing during the cold winter months. As we stand at the brink of another chilling winter, the people of Lebanon, including hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, are in desperate need of our support.
This winter, you can provide warmth to Lebanon
Winter in Lebanon: A Tale of Desperation
The people of Lebanon are facing an unprecedented challenge as they grapple with a multitude of hardships. Heavy flooding, triggered by clogged canals and landslides, has become a common occurrence, exacerbating the misery of those living in vulnerable areas with poor infrastructure.
The economic crisis in Lebanon has left most people struggling to survive, and very few can afford the basic necessity of heating during the frigid winter months. With temperatures plummeting as low as -10°C, the Bekaa Valley and the mountainous areas are home to refugees who are at a serious risk of freezing to death or contracting illnesses. Overcrowded camps with inadequate sanitation facilities and tents without heating make their situation all the more precarious.
Lebanon has welcomed 1.5 million Syrian refugees, despite having a native population of only 6 million. Shockingly, only 4% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have access to regular food, making their plight even more heart-wrenching.
How You Can Make a Difference
Penny Appeal is committed to making a difference in Lebanon this winter. Your generous donations can provide essential relief to those in need, including warm clothing, blankets, heating equipment, and food. We aim to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable individuals and families living in Lebanon, ensuring they can survive this unforgiving season.
Join us in bringing warmth, comfort, and hope to the people of Lebanon during this winter emergency. Your support can save lives and make a lasting impact in a time of great need.
Donate now and help us make a real difference in Lebanon this winter.
Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.