More than 70 years have passed since Palestinians were forced out of their homes, villages, and cities. More than 5 million Palestinians have been in different countries for years and are struggling to continue their lives away from their homeland.
Lebanon is one such country, where Palestine refugees are not entitled to citizenship and are not regarded as a foreign group with rights. Palestinians in Lebanon cannot take advantage of many opportunities for work, health, and education. They have no right to vote. Areas of action in which they can participate remain limited. Yulo’s Life is launching a campaign to help our Palestinian brothers and sisters living in difficult conditions in the camps in Lebanon.
To improve and develop the Palestine refugee camps in Lebanon, with a population of more than 500 thousand, who rely on external assistance to sustain their lives, we have launched projects to assist them and aim to heal the wounds and to help the Palestinians.
High levels of unemployment and poverty
A total of 475,075 Palestinian refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Lebanon.
About 75% of these people live in 12 separate camps in different cities where overcrowding, unemployment, and poverty are very high, and housing conditions are very poor.
Lebanese Government’s refugee policy
Lebanon has neither signed the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention, nor recognized refugees’ rights in the 1967 Protocol. Legal procedures for Palestinians in the country are limited by domestic legal regulations. Accordingly, Palestine refugees are not granted the right to citizenship and are considered a private foreign group living in Lebanon without documentation from their country living in Lebanon by decision of 1962.
Some projects we want to implement
- Opening of health clinics
- Traditional and distance education projects
- Income-saving projects
- Environmental regulation, garbage collection, and recycling
- Home electricity and lighting projects
- Home renovation projects
- Water system projects
- Renewal and organization of electricity systems
- Food distribution
- Coronavirus hygiene packages and health equipment
- Anti-durgs projects
- Teachers’ Supsort Project
- Educational and memorization programs for the Holy Koran
- Scholarship for Palestinian students and higher education projects
Your contribution to supporting “Assistance to Palestine” projects will make a difference and change the lives of thousands of Palestine refugees.