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Please help Palestinian refugees displaced by fighting in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon

Background

Since fighting began on May 20 in the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camp in northern Lebanon, approximately 30,000 of the camp's residents have become homeless.

UNICEF estimates that about 15,000 of those displaced are children. A nearby Palestinian Refugee camp, the Beddawi Camp, continues to host many of those children and other civilians who have fled the fighting.

Mercy-USA's Response

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development's office and staff in Lebanon is responding to the desperate needs of these children and their families.

1) During the fourth week of July, Mercy-USA is distributing 9,000 floor mats to all displaced Nahr Al-Bared families (approximately 22,000 persons) living in the Beddawi Camp. These mats, which are especially prized during the summer months, provide a safe, clean sitting area for four to five people; also, two to three persons can sleep on them. They are used both indoors and outdoors, and are easy to clean, wash and carry.

2) During the last half of June, M-USA distributed drinking water, floor mats and hygiene packages to 740 displaced Nahr Al-Bared families (about 3,400 persons) sheltered in the Beddawi Camp. The hygiene packages provided to these families consisted of towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, detergent, disinfectant and other hygiene items. Clinics in the camp received anti-lice spray.

Mercy-USA's relief workers provided the drinking water, floor mats and hygiene packages to 500 families housed in four schools (Al-Nasreh, Majdal, Nahr Al-Ardon and Kawakab) run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and also to 240 displaced families now living with host families in Beddawi Camp.

Please Help

Please help us to alleviate the suffering of the children and their families affected by this tragedy. You may send your contribution immediately through our secure online donation form or mail it to:

In the US:
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
Attn: Palestinian Refugee Relief
44450 Pinetree Drive, Suite 201
Plymouth, Michigan 48170-3869

In Canada:
Mercy USA for Aid and Development (Canada)
Attn: Palestinian Refugee Relief
Fiesta RPO, PO Box 56102, 102 HWY # 8
Stoney Creek, ON L8G 5C9