Last week was the worst in this crisis’ history regarding the weather and camp conditions.
About 30 children and others have received medical help from Abri Aid this time, the mission works very well due to the close and good cooperation with local authorities.
At Abri Aid mission number 16 to Lebanon, we managed to handle 27 medical cases. This is a lot in two days, but still a drop in the big ocean.
I met many new refugees along the Syrian border in Lebanon this week. Primarily children and adolescents, who need immediate medical help.
There have been some troubled and stressed days in the Bekaa Valley this week, and the danger of a major war is imminent.
Lars Petter and I have been along the Syria border in Lebanon this winter together with Ingeborg, Cecilie and Malena, three 17 year old students from Stavanger, Norway.
Snow, mud and cold characterize the border area between Lebanon and Syria now. The smell, fear, tired people and their despair are impossible to not be greatly affected by.
8 small refugee children died on Thursday during our visit to Lebanon. This is written on my way back home to Norway.
Cuts in the budgets of the UN and other major donors make the future of Lebanon’s over one million refugees more unsure than ever before.
Earlier this month I was with my daughter Marianne and his boyfriend Lars, both doctors, in another mission in the Bekaa Valley.