World Care Foundations’ Hope Centre was launched in January 2018 in Lebanon in response to the ongoing crisis. This is a very important project as there are now almost a million Syrian refugees living in Lebanon including over 300,000 children. This means that one in four people in Lebanon is a Syrian Refugee. With limited funds if any at all it is almost impossible to find a safe place for refugee families to live as well as providing food, clothes and education for their children.
Our volunteers from Glasgow, Livingston and Edinburgh travelled out to open the centre and were welcomed by some of the beautiful children. Volunteers described this as a crucial housing project which provides vital support as without this, the only other option is to move back into camps or live in extremely poor conditions.
We have been able to house 21 families in the Hope Centre including over 40 children. The residents include widows, single mothers, orphans, elderly and some with ongoing medical needs.