Since 2011 we've been working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and with the local communities.
In early January 2019, storm "Norma" battered Lebanon with snow, heavy rainfall, strong winds and very low temperatures. The heavy rain lead to severe flooding, erosions and road blockages across several areas of the country. The storm damaged shelters and caused floods in Informal Settlements where Syrian refugees are and on agricultural lands, damaging household items (mattresses, blankets, clothing etc). With generous funding from the Start Fund we were able to focus on life-saving activities complemented by Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR) activities to enable people to be better prepared for future emergencies.
The project reached a total of 13054 people including 5389 children by:
• Improving the informal settlement conditions: cleaning of rivers/trenches, distribution of drainage kits, and gravelling of muddy ground inside settlements and on the roads leading to settlements.
• Distributing fuel vouchers and kitchen kits.
• World Vision also elevated the borders of rivers that are close to settlements or close to currently productive agricultural lands, as well as excavating trenches.