The neighbourhoods of Bourj Hammoud and Nabaa in Lebanon are home to the poorest people, most of whom have been displaced from their original villages and moved to Beirut in search for a supposedly better life. The current crisis in Lebanon has badly affected these communities who were already suffering from difficult living conditions before the crisis. The people are now in a situation of dire poverty: suffering from unemployment and without financial resources, they are unable to pay for housing, electricity, food and medicines. Cancer and dialysis patients can no longer get their treatment. Crushed by the weight of suffering, people’s psychological health is failing: many are suffering from depression, neurosis, and other psychological illnesses. Men who cannot care for their families are falling into a cycle of domestic violence. Drug trafficking and prostitution have become the easiest ways to obtain an income and children are the first victims. The Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are helping these communities with daily meals, clothes, medicines, milk and nappies for children. Today, more than 4,000 families are waiting on the Sisters for urgent help. With €100 you can support one family in Bourj Hamoud or Nabaa for a month.
Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church and registered in Malta Reg. No. LPF-212 as a Foundation regulated by the second schedule of the Civil Code Chapter (16) of the Laws of Malta. VO/2227
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