Yesterday I had such a great experience. Infact, I went to meet families that just arrived from Syria to Lebanon crossing the southern border of the country. @unicef
brought me meet them and gave me the opportunity to talk about their experience as refugees. It was hard at the beginning because they are still sensitive and relating to them is not easy since we come from a world in which war is only on TV. I also know that after this incredibly eye opening experience, those of us visiting will go home to our lives where we have everything we need. They don't necessarily have a safe home, comfortable bed, enough food or family alive to love them. One mother opened up to share her experience with me. She and her family had to leave their house in Syria or they would be killed. They still hope to return home after the hostilities but no one can see an end at the moment. They have been registred by @unicef
upon arrived to Lebanon so one day they can reconnect to other members of their family who have escaped to other countries. The first problem they face is finding clean fresh water. Without it life doesn't exist and diseases would fast become epidemics. The refugees share their stories of their incredible journeys for such simple but vital errands that we take for granted. They struggle to find a way to survive. @unicef
and Wash project collected donations to built bathrooms and water tanks to provide clean water for drinking, cooking and washing. That's an incredible task but today @Unicef
is able to provide this water for these services to ALL refugees in the south of Lebanon. Thanks to all of you for making this possible with your donations! Yet, there is still a lot work to do; these refugees need our help.