Ibrahim and Mathab dip their bread in their tea to quench their hunger

Their names are Ibrahim and Mathab. They are 6 and 9 years old. They are brothers and sisters and they live in Nabaa, a slum in the north of Beirut. They are originally from Qamoshli in Syria and they have lived for 5 years. Ibrahim and Mathab do not go to school. They don’t haveContinue reading “Ibrahim and Mathab dip their bread in their tea to quench their hunger”

Ritta, Wounded during the August 4 Blast: “I still see the images of the explosion rolling past my eyes at any moment of the day”

“In Lebanon we have the world’s problems! An economic crisis, a political crisis, the Coronavirus pandemic. And as if this were not enough, the Beirut blast has come to put an end to us once and for all!”. Ritta Hanna was seriously injured on August 4 in the explosion in Beirut. She has a veryContinue reading “Ritta, Wounded during the August 4 Blast: “I still see the images of the explosion rolling past my eyes at any moment of the day””

CARE Refurbishes a Social Development Center in Bab el-Tabbaneh

The Socio-Development Center (SDC) of Bab el-Tebbaneh was refurbished thanks to a project funded by EU-Madad and implemented by CARE international as part of the protection of women and gender-based violence. “Now I go to work peacefully, the place is by far safer and more suitable for us and for visitors than last year”,  saysContinue reading “CARE Refurbishes a Social Development Center in Bab el-Tabbaneh”

Sylva from Syria lives in Bourj Hammoud since the beginning of the war in her country

“I have always taken my mother’s example. She’s a woman who has worked since we were little, she’s a seamstress. She is generous too. With the little she has, she helps others”. Sylva Abdo16 years oldSyrianBourj-Hammoud (Beirut Suburb) “I was 6 years old when I arrived to Lebanon with my brother, my father and myContinue reading “Sylva from Syria lives in Bourj Hammoud since the beginning of the war in her country”

Malak from Tripoli: “For months, we have only eaten twice a day, either breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner”

“The Coronavirus lockdown and everything that followed it got the best part of my dreams and my joy”. Malak Chankich17 years oldLebaneseTripoli (North Lebanon) “I never understood why there is this difference between girls and boys. We are four kids at home, three girls and a boy. The boy is the youngest. He is 8Continue reading “Malak from Tripoli: “For months, we have only eaten twice a day, either breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner””

The Government of Canada matches $8 million in donations to respond to Beirut explosion

The fund will support Canada’s Humanitarian Coalition, bringing together leading humanitarian organizations, among which CARE International Today in Beirut, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, announced that the Government of Canada will match, dollar for dollar, the full $8 million in donations made through the Lebanese Matching Fund as a result of theContinue reading “The Government of Canada matches $8 million in donations to respond to Beirut explosion”

«Nous reconstruirons Beyrouth, pierre par pierre. Nous garderons la tête haute, nous resterons debout contre vents et marées »

Farouk : «Nous viendrons à Beyrouth tous les jours. Nous aiderons avec le peu de moyens que nous avons. C’est la moindre des choses que nous pouvons faire ». Farouk Darwish, 52 ans, est un miraculé. Le mardi 4 août, à 18 heures, au moment de l’explosion il était dans un parking du centre-ville faisant face auContinue reading “«Nous reconstruirons Beyrouth, pierre par pierre. Nous garderons la tête haute, nous resterons debout contre vents et marées »”

Siham : « La vie s’est arrêtée durant cinq longues secondes »

«C’est ma troisième nuit à dormir dans la rue. Même dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi, juste après l’explosion, je suis revenue de l’hôpital, et je comme je n’avais plus de maison, j’ai pris une chaise en plastique  et je me suis assoupie, assise sur la chaussée. Hier soir, des jeunes m’ont ramené unContinue reading “Siham : « La vie s’est arrêtée durant cinq longues secondes »”