Child Care

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Rain turns Rajab, an Informal Tented Settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley that houses Syrian refugees, into a mud pit. It’s hard for children to find a place to play.

Families build shelters with wood frames and plastic tarps on land that they rent in the settlement. They attempt to heat their poorly insulated living area with oil heaters. Over time, some are able to invest in raised concrete flooring to help keep them dry.

Winter rains and tractor traffic turn the alleyways and entrance to the settlement into slippery, rutted bog. When the sun comes out, children come out to play and mothers hang out laundry. Children who only have rubber slippers find it hard to walk in the muddy places.

Refugee children often live in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. They are more likely to suffer from malnutrition and diseases brought on by poor sanitation.

Pray: Ask God to protect refugee children and to give their parents and other caregivers the means to provide a safe life and bright future for them.

 

Photo©2016 World Vision, Jon Warren

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