Canadian Reformed World Relief Fund
PO Box 85225, Burlington ON, L7R 4K4

Milk & Diapers Update - March 2019

The conflict in Syria has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian and displacement crises in decades, forcing more than 5.7 million Syrians across borders and displacing an estimated 6.2 million internally. Countries in the region, including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, continue to host the vast majority of Syrian refugees. At present Syrian refugees have no opportunity for safe and sustainable return to Syria and continue to suffer from the exhaustion of personal resources and the deterioration of living conditions in host countries after nearly nine years of conflict. While the conflict appeared to wane in 2018 and early 2019, it has not yet ended and the economic situation in Syria and the region is extremely dire. Resources are also increasingly strained in host countries where the majority of refugees still remain, including Lebanon.

CRWRF continues to support the work being done to help those in need. This project supported an average of 480 vulnerable families monthly living in the Bekaa Valley with infants and young children and elderly through the provision of bags of milk and diapers

Milk (powdered):

* 912 bags of milk were distributed during the months of December 2018 and January 2019

 Diapers:

* 912 bags of baby diapers and 60 bags of adult diapers were distributed during the months of December 2018 and January 2019