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02 Aug 2006 description

NEF (Near East Foundation) is responding to the immediate and urgent needs of ten of thousands of children and families who have fled their homes and are now living in schools and parks, or are trapped in their homes without electricity and running water and unable to meet basic needs for food, medical assistance and hygiene. Generally targeted areas are: the Bekaa, Beirut, North Lebanon, Mount Lebanon, and the south.

19 Jul 2006 description

As the conflict in Lebanon escalates so does the impact on an estimated 500,000 people who have fled their homes and the bombing. According to our reports, some 65,000 people have taken shelter in schools and parks; 70 schools already are occupied, overcrowded, with more people coming. Others are trapped in homes without electricity, running water, and the basics for survival.