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Feeding Program in Lebanon and Syria Monday 12 March 2018

“The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but due to the silence of the good ones”

Being recognized as the largest refugee and displacement crisis of this century, the Syrian crisis has set back the national standard of living especially that healthcare, schools, and water and sanitation systems have been damaged or destroyed.

Syrian children and families have witnessed unspeakable violence and endured the most of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, more than 6 million are internally displaced and more than 4 million flee to nearby countries while more than 50% of them are school-aged children.

As such, to contribute to the wellbeing of these children, increase their school attendance rate and help in to their health, Tabitha Relief and Development and Dorcas Relief and Development Syria have maintained their partnership with Mary’s Meals’ to provide healthy meals to students in Lebanon and Syria.

During the month of February 2018, Tabitha provided healthy meals to 861 students who attended the first and second shifts at Antelias public school, 402 children attending the educational activities at the PWHO center in Bourj El Barajne and 155 children attending homework support and PSS activities at Tabitha community center in Aley.

Additionally, Dorcas Syria has provided healthy meals to 706 students attending three schools in Aleppo.

The healthy feeding program remains vital and considered as a lifesaving intervention especially that is helping the most vulnerable students in attending schools and educational support activities.