A few weeks ago we reported that thanks to your generous contributions over Christmas we were able to provided essential winter supplies for Syrian refugee children, suffering freezing weather conditions in Lebanese camps.
Prior to this the children were running around in the snow wearing just flip flops. Recent reports and photos (more below) from our partners show the children being given the boots (all funded by one very kind donor!) as well as warm jackets, mattresses and blankets.
Children on the Edge is not primarily a disaster response organisation, we focus more on longer term re-building, restoration and development, but in the places we work there are often times when we need to provide some practical resources at short notice, and we’re really grateful that our supporters rally so readily at such times.
Until next Winter, in addition to the running of the current two camp schools for these refugee children we will be working on securing funding for the establishment of three further, much needed schools. Project leader Nuna has already found a possible place for the third school and will be coordinating with UNHCR and other NGOs to make sure this is the best place to focus. She networks with these organisations on a regular basis in order to ensure the work is always directed where the need is greatest.
Once up and running each school costs between £20-25,000 per year to run. If you would like to donate then please find out more. As your response over Christmas illustrated, a little generosity can make a huge difference.