2007-12-01 ~ 2008-11-30
Agency: Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
Lebanon, a country that shares borders with Israel and Syria, hosts the largest number of Palestinian refugees. It is estimated that there are around 230,000 Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. Earlier this year fierce fighting in Tripoli, north Lebanon, spread to Naher el Bared camp causing 30,000 Palestinian refugees to flee their homes and take refuge in nearby camps. Many families are still displaced and living in government school buildings. The UN agency responsible for the region has created a temporary new camp so that refugees can vacate the school premises in time for the new school year. As the winter season sets in with cold and rain there is an urgent need for water heaters to ensure warm water for bathing.