FEAL - MIDDLE EAST
FEAL serves refugees and displaced people in the Middle East. In the recent economic collapse of Lebanon they have extended help to vulnerable people in the general population of Lebanon. In April and May 2021 they provided about $30,000 of additional emergency food relief to such families. The sustainable solution this organization provides for the humanitarian issue of food security, is reintegration of refugees back into their home country. All the care they provide is with the end goal of helping refugees settle back home when the crisis there lessens. They can help a lot of refugees with the same amount of resources it takes to sponsor a family to a new country. In addition, FEAL is a volunteer-driven organization. We love this organization for its use of volunteers including youth to care for refugee youth. There are 1.5 million refugees in Lebanon which only has 6 million people. Imagine what it would be like if 1 in every 4 people in your country arrived in the last few years as a refugee. That would put a great strain on social services and employment. Covid-19 conditions place an additional strain and make it extra hard to deliver support. And in the months before Covid-19 hit, the Lebanese economy was already in free-fall. Newspapers were calling conditions a social catastrophe. When we see the sacrificial heart of this organization and its volunteers, we want to do all we can to assist.