Conflicts in recent years across countries in the Middle East have led to widespread human suffering, destruction of infrastructure and the loss of thousands of civilian lives. According to the UN, in Iraq and Syria alone over 9 million people have been internally displaced and over 23 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.
In response to this, MWF is providing humanitarian assistance to those affected in Palestine, Iraq and Syria. This assistance is targeted at those who have been displaced but trying to rebuild their lives within their new habitat. Our response encompasses the following key areas:
Emergency Relief efforts provide emergency supplies such as food, water, hygiene kits, sleeping bags and mats to people fleeing violence and in urgent need of assistance. Our efforts so far have assisted distributions of long-lasting food packs. Our efforts will continue to provide emergency relief where it is most needed.
Rebuilding Efforts assist local communities begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Currently our efforts are focused in regions beyond the borders of live conflict where we are repairing and winterizing lifestyle to ensure that families can have a safe, secureand warm place with access to water and electricity. These efforts will continue and will be expanded as further need arises.
Livelihood Restoration seeks to provide small business grants, training and mentoring to those who have lost their livelihoods due to the conflict. This support allows people to start a small business and provide for their families independently again rather than relying on relief or being forced to leave their families in search of economic opportunities. Our efforts will fund this program supporting refugees that have crossed the border into the neigbouring countries.