Charity

Returning female refugees a basic human right – their dignity

For Syrian women and girls living in precarious conditions in five camps in Lebanon we need your help. Not only to make their lives a little more livable, but to return them something they are losing – their dignity.

75% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live below the poverty line. Being a refugee of any kind in Lebanon is not easy, especially since the Lebanese authorities do not give refugee status to the Syrians who have fled the now 9-year-old war in Syria and arrived later than 2015. They are living in an administrative limbo. As a consequence, they cannot enter the labour market legally, access the health system, find housing, and have limited access to education. 

A situation that’s going from bad to worse
Making matters worse, Covid has impacted on their ability to move around Lebanon (further limiting their access to casual labour), and any United Nations financial aid they can receive is paid in local currency, which has been seriously devalued due to the crisis.

If living without basic hygiene products is unimaginable to you, make it unimaginable for them too.
These adverse conditions mean it is increasingly hard for many refugees such as our Syrian women to obtain basic food and health products. 60% of women have no access to underwear, and even more lack feminine hygiene products such as sanitary pads, which can lead to infections and other health problems. So, we are going to deliver directly to them through NGO Rescate – personally in each camp so they don’t have to travel themselves. The first refugee settlements that will receive Across Borders Dignity Kits are Ale Askar, Al Mais, Al Sarout, Abo Majed and Al Abrar. A basic kit contain a series of items like soap, underwear, shampoo, maxi-pads, toothbrush, toothpaste… Volunteers delivering the Dignity Kits will respect all covid-19 measures, such as meeting women individually, giving each globes, mask and hydroalcoholic gel, and prior disinfection of all products prior to distribution.

Help fund The Dignity Kit!

Donations will be admitted until December 20, 2020.
All donations go directly to NGO Rescate’s campaign account.

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