Corona help Lebanon/Syria

Fundraising for Basmeh wa Zeitooneh and Women Now

Lisa Marti, Myrta Grubenmann
Lisa Marti, Myrta Grubenmann Zurich, CH

Project Overview

The economic consequences of the corona lockdown hit people in Lebanon hard, especially Syrian refugees. Every second person lives in poverty. We want to fundraise for the two organisations "Basmeh wa Zeitooneh" and "Women Now for Development" in order to contribute to improve the situation in Lebanon and Syria as much as possible. Thank you for your support!

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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    8.000 CHF

    96% funded

    With 8000 CHF we can provide several hundred families in Lebanon and Syria with food.

  2. Stage 2:

    12.000 CHF

    0% funded

    With 12000 CHF we can provide families in Lebanon and Syria also with hygiene articles and blankets.

  3. Stage 3:

    16.000 CHF

    0% funded

    With 16000 CHF we can additionally provide support for women that suffer under domestic abuse due to the current situation.

  4. Finish Stage:

    20.000 CHF

    0% funded

    With 20000 CHF we can provide families in Lebanon and Syria with financial support.

We, Lisa and Myrta, are currently following the situation in Lebanon with concern. We both have a personal connection. Myrta is in Beirut since 4 months for an exchange semester, and Lisa has been actively engaged in the board of a Lebanese NGO (Drops). For her master's thesis, she had planned a participatory field research in Lebanon with the Syrian organisation "Women Now for Development" starting in May, but due to the circumstances she will not be able to do this until next year.

The life of the people in Lebanon is difficult at the moment. The corona-induced lockdown has severely affected the already ailing Lebanese economy and made the situation intolerable for a big part of the population. For many, income is falling away completely and any savings have lost much of their value due to inflation. At the same time, real prices for everyday products are rising dramatically and have doubled and tripled in some cases in recent weeks. Meanwhile, every second person in Lebanon lives in poverty, which put further pressure on the Syrian refugees, who make up about a quarter of the population. According to the NZZ (Swiss journal) article " «Der Hunger ist gefährlicher als das Coronavirus» from 02.05.20, 90% of Syrians in Lebanon are currently suffering from hunger. The situation in Syria is also unbearable. The health care system and infrastructure have been destroyed by the war and have no capacity to deal with COVID-19 cases. Since the beginning of 2020, more than 900'000 people have had to leave their homes in Idlib and now live in camps - social distancing and hygiene are impossible there.

With this crowdfunding we would like to make a small contribution to improve the situation. We will split the collected donations between two organisations we both know and which do incredibly important work:

- Basmeh & Zeitooneh is an organisation founded by Syrians in Lebanon, which implements development and educational projects in various areas. It is currently distributing food parcels to thousands of people in all parts of Lebanon, but also helps with blankets, hygiene products and financial support. For more information about the organisation: www.basmeh-zeitooneh.org

- Women Now For Development fights for the education, protection and empowerment of women and continues to advocate for women's issues during the crisis in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. It also distributes food parcels in Syria, especially in the camps in Idlib, as best it can despite the difficult conditions. For more information about the organisation: www.women-now.org

Would you like to make a contribution, too? Whether 20, 50, 100 or 500 CHF, each donation is valuable.

Thank you very much for your support!
Lisa Marti, Myrta Grubenmann
Lisa Marti, Myrta Grubenmann
Zurich, CH
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We (Lisa Marti and Myrta Grubenmann) are two friends that know each other from Switzerland but have both connections to Lebanon. We therefore started this crowdfunding for two projects we really would like to support in order to make the actual difficult situation in Lebanon and Syria a little bit better.

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