The events in Lebanon over the last few days were heart breaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families, the volunteers, our friends and the entire country.
As the Lebanon Project, our aid is focused towards our friends in the homes. The priest who directs the project, Abouna Romanos, has informed us that thankfully our friends in the homes, the nuns and caretakers were not injured, but windows and doors broke because of the shockwave.
We’re in close contact with the sisters to see where our help is urgently needed.
What we know so far:
- Material damage includes broken doors and windows in the two homes of our friends in Beirut.
- Many families of our friends in the homes were affected by the catastrophe and are therefore less and less able to provide key support at this moment.
- We expect a deterioration of the supply situation of the homes due to the increasingly difficult economic situation in the country and import shortages.
Where we want to support:
- Re-construction aid for the homes
- Long-term support of the homes with scarce and/or expensive basic needs (diapers, medicine, powder milk etc.)
- Potential unplanned shortages, any unexpected medical operations
More about the project: The Lebanon Project is a project of the international Community of Young Maltese, people who serve people with disabilities on site. Every year young people from all over Europe spend their summer in Lebanon to spend holidays in the mountains with these people who live in homes during the year. These weeks are about giving each of these 'guests' a unique holiday week full of attention and love in a one-to-one care.