In the midst of a harsh winter season — one of the harshest winter seasons in twenty five years, as the conflict in Syria continues, the number of Syrian refugees continues to escalate in Lebanon. In the second week of January alone 5,400 new Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon. Lebanon is now hosting […]
Human Concern international is making an urgent appeal for emergency donations to help support the people of Gaza after a deadly eight-day bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Military.140 Palestinians were killed and 1,202 were injured in the eight days of conflict since 14 November 2012, when the security situation deteriorated. The […]
HCI is continuing its relief work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, reaching out to more and more stranded Syrian families. Together with our local partners, we have stepped up our efforts and provided hundreds of relief items specially tailored to cover what these families are most in need of, basing our work on an extensive […]
Nadia, is a 55 year old who suffers from diabetes, she is a mother of 3 children and wife of a 65 year old cancer patient; Hanaan, is a 31 year old refugee with 3 young children, including an 8 month old infant; Salma, is a 55 year old single mother of 3 children; the […]
Mohamed is a father of two daughters aged 17 and 10. He has two prosthetic feet and he is now the owner of an expanded shop that sells spare parts and accessories for three-wheel motorcycles also called “tok-tok” commonly used for the transport of people and goods. Nagah is a 65 year old widow suffering […]
The recent turmoil in Libya pushed the healthcare system beyond breaking point; many hospitals, clinics and ambulances were destroyed, others were not sufficiently equipped to cope with the demand for medical care and medical supplies were running out. As the events evolved the hospitals were overwhelmed by the large number of casualties. According to official […]
In the first few weeks since it opened its doors, 280 underprivileged children under the age of fourteen received access to health services at HCI’s recently launched Children’s Clinic in the Nahr el Bared camp. The clinic is managed by our local partners the National Institution of Social Care & Vocational Training organization. HCI fully […]
Over a hundred Iraqi and non-Iraqi children, Christian and Muslim, from disadvantaged backgrounds were brought together by HCI in Jordan for a gift distribution party on Christmas day. Similar to HCI’s activities during Eid El-Adha and the Holy month of Ramadan, this activity encouraged these children coming from very different environments to share an exceptional […]
Entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly accepted as an important means and a useful alternative for income generation in young people, particularly in the developing world. As traditional job-for-life career paths become rarer, youth entrepreneurship is regarded as an additional way of integrating youth into the labor market and overcoming poverty. Throughout our long history of working […]
Each year HCI makes it a point to honor and celebrate the traditions of the communities we serve; understanding the culture and living conditions of the local communities we work with is part of HCI’s philosophy while serving these communities, especially at times such as Ramadan and Eid Al Adha when great importance is placed […]
Human Concern International has been actively involved in the West Bank and Gaza for the past decade building self-sustainable short and long term development projects in addition to providing relief and humanitarian assistance that foster self-reliance, self-directness and preserves human dignity for the sake of the disadvantaged groups in Palestine. Thanks to a quality network of local grassroots partners that we have assembled in the past decade.
Our main aim is to improve the social and economic well being of poor Palestinians and help them to cope with the difficult situation they are going through. Tens of thousands of disadvantaged families in the West Bank and Gaza have benefited from HCI programs for the past decade, helping them to rebuild their lives and launch them on the path to self-support and maybe even beyond, towards prosperity–which they surely deserve.
Our latest dispatched trucks loaded with basic food items to Gaza by land, helped 2,000 poor families struggling to survive with little access to the basic necessities. This may be little but it helped besieged needy Gazans survive the deteriorating living conditions–even if it is just for few days.
But so much more needs to be done, and there are very few funds available for us to increase our programs or to launch new ones. That is why we are making this special appeal for help. Please donate generously and help HCI help the ordinary people of the West Bank and Gaza.
The border village Al-Wazani, an underprivileged agricultural village in Southern Lebanon located directly on the Lebanese-Israeli border, was heavily affected by the July-August 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel. In addition to the total destruction of infrastructure, the loss of lives and an economy suffering badly from the recession that followed the war, livestock losses during the war are estimated at 1 600 high-yielding milking cows and more than 20 000 goats. The families that already lived in fragile conditions before the conflict, found themselves facing a very difficult situation with the loss of the much needed income; most of them having no savings to make new investments.
HCI project is helping hardest-hit farming families to recover their livestock losses and resume their production activities which include milk production and processing into local yogurt and cheese. This involves the distribution of milking cows to those families and providing them with technical and veterinarian assistance. The project involved the development of a revolving livestock scheme, but requiring the first newborn cows to be given to other families in need. The project also involved conducting a comprehensive survey in Al-Wazani area by profiling hardest-hit farming families and conducting a needs assessment for shortlisted families.
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Located directly on the Lebanese-Israeli border, the southern village of Marwahin was heavily affected by the July-August 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.
On July 15 2006, a strike on a convoy of civilians fleeing from the village killed twenty-one people, including fourteen children. The tragedy of these poor young people and of their desperate attempts to survive their repeated machine-gunning from the air is as well-known in Marwahin as it is already forgotten elsewhere.
It would take years for Marwahin’s children to overcome the psychological effect of this tragedy. Psychosocial support for Marwahin’s children is vital to help heal the wounds from this tragedy.
On October 2nd and 3rd this year, with the help from HCI and local partners, hundreds of children from Marwahin gathered to celebrate the first and the second day of Eid el-Fitir. The Kermes was organized in the village’s main square where hundreds of families and their children from Marwahin and nearby villages had the chance for the first time since the tragedy to celebrate the Eid.
The project aims at improving the social and economic well-being of vulnerable Iraqi refugees in Zarqa, Jordan, particularly persons with mental and physical impairment, female-headed households, elderly and children.