UNICEF RESPONDS TO FIRE AT JARRAHIEH INFORMAL SETTLEMENT

Al-Jarrahieh camp was racked by a massive fire

UNICEF Lebanon
A boy standing in the middle of the ashes.
Ramzi Haidar
01 June 2015

Al-Jarrahieh camp in west Bekaa, Lebanon was racked by a massive fire that raged for few hours burning down refugee tents. In response to this tragedy UNICEF Lebanon along with the Ministry of Health responded immediately by sending mobile medical units, through NGO Beyond Association, to the site for instant medical care to assist families and children.

A boy standing in the middle of the ashes.
Ramzi Haidar

Additionally, our partner World Vision worked closely with the Ministry of Social Affairs in providing the families with access to clean water. We also helped clean up the area and distributed 300 boxes containing basic necessities for children under 5.

A boy standing in the middle of the ashes.
Ramzi Haidar

We will continue to help families affected by this horrific incident to rebuild their simple lives. This doesn’t only include shelter, but also access to basic needs, like installing around 40 toilets and more than 60 water tanks, further cleaning up of the area and ensuring continuous access to safe drinking water.

Firefighter putting out fire.
Ramzi Haidar