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Support to Returnee Palestinian Families with Water Heaters, Lebanon

2007-12-01 ~ 2008-11-30
Agency: Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD)
US$25,000

In 2007 Lebanon hosted more than 450,000 Palestinian refugees. In May of that year, an intense conflict 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 were displaced and temporarily relocated to government school buildings and UNRWA Shelters.

This project’s missions was to restore comfortable living conditions following the uprising in the camp.

This funding covered 195 water heaters to provide hot water for bathing and showering in the temporary shelters in north Lebanon.

Impact:

195 displaced Palestinian families were each provided with a water heater in their small UNRWA Shelters in Naher el Bared camp. The installation contributed to the local economy by hiring experienced plumbers from the camp, and families were able to have access to hot baths and showers. PARD continues to provide grassroots support in the region to improving the conditions of Palestinian refugees.