Sponsor a displaced Palestinian Orphan

We are partnering with a Lebanese non-profit organization, URDA, to sponsor orphan children forced to flee their homes. These children lost their parents, brothers, sisters, and many family members. Many children were killed during the air strikes.

"Widad" and her children were forced to flee their home when phosphorus bombs surrounded their southern village last week. They left everything behind and sought safety in Tyre. They are now in a secure shelter with many other families facing similar fates in the Lebanon refugee camp. About 20,000 people, including an estimated 12,000 children, have been forced from their homes during the violence to Lebanon's largest refugee camp, with many children showing signs of distress and anxiety, the UN said.

Some families in the Ein el-Hilweh camp for Palestinian refugees said that they are too scared to leave their homes, despite only having limited supplies of food and water, due to the threat of gunfire that has been raging since Sunday. Other families have fled the camp, the largest of 12 refugee camps in Lebanon, which is home to up to 80,000 people, and are sheltering in nearby schools. Displaced families are also facing challenging conditions, with many children becoming temporarily separated from their parents and caregivers as they seek safety.

"We are currently supporting about 76 families – more than 300 people - in schools outside the camp who have fled from gunfight. With limited resources, the schools are grappling with overcrowding as we strive to accommodate and care for these displaced families and children. Despite the challenges, we are committed to providing them with the essentials they need, such as hygiene kits and blankets.

Attempts at securing a ceasefire have yet to calm the tension. We are calling on all parties to prioritize de-escalating the situation so that children and their families can be protected and services, including schools, can safely resume.

Sponsoring an orphan child will cost $55, providing their food, education, and safe living in Lebanon. Sponsors can talk to the child via Zoom and will be updated on their progress quarterly. The sponsor will be able to visit the child in Lebanon.

Please contact Shaestagir Chowdhury at [email protected] for more details.

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