Over 1.5 million Syrian refugees are living in Lebanon in extreme poverty inside makeshift camps. Half of this number are children; many are orphans living without family. These displaced Syrians had to leave everything behind when the conflict destroyed their homes and are now trying to survive in incredibly tough conditions with little food, shelter or access to basic medicines.
In June a group of students from Sheffield Hallam University will be travelling to Lebanon bringing supplies, accompanying Save the Children on their humanitarian aid work and aiming to raise awareness globally about the plight of refugees through making a series of films.
By buying a ticket, the money will go to the needed items in some of the camps in Beqaa Valley:
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Baby formula (lack of nourishment means many mums are unable to breastfeed)
Dried food items (e.g. rice and flour)
School bags for kids (stationery, exercise books)
Pop up classroom kit (storage boxes with e.g. flip chart, paper, markers, pens, books)
Few items of sports equipment (e.g. footballs, cricket kits)
Sheffield Hallam will be posting regular reports about the trip online so you’ll be able to find out how your ticket has helped families; on the return Hallam hope to screen the films via UK broadcasters and film festivals around the world. The films will focus on displacement, belonging and life in the camps. The aim is to give Syrian refugees a voice through collaborating creatively with the students on documentaries and a factual drama. We hope our films will raise discussion about what’s now needed longer term to make a difference.
Every ticket will help!
Thank you so much for your generosity!
(Flights, accommodation and the meals for the trip are being covered by Sheffield Hallam University).