Working with humanitarian aid agencies, Bible Society Lebanon is offering hope to refugee children through an interactive drama presentation about reconciliation and forgiveness, based on Bible stories. The presentation – called “Reconcile!” – is accompanied by the distribution of literature which paraphrases Bible stories about reconciliation.
Lebanon is hosting over 1.5 million registered Syrian refugees, along with Palestinian refugees. Hundreds of aid and humanitarian agencies are struggling to keep up with the refugees’ basic needs. Entire generations are being born and brought up in confined camp facilities with very low hygiene and an absence of social and educational platforms. Children are being brought up amid hate, despair and vengeance. No one is focusing on this negative atmosphere or on helping children to overcome their trauma.
Bible Society has been approached by several humanitarian agencies to provide assistance in entertaining children in the camps, using hopeful and positive strategies as well as appropriate trauma healing techniques. The Bible, the book of hope, will be the source of these presentations in the camps.
- 1.5 million Syrian refugees along with 210,000 Palestinian refugees are taking refuge in Lebanon
- About 49% of Syrian refugee families suffer from food insecurity.
- 60% of Syrian refugee families live in overcrowded, endangered, or substandard housing
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.