URGENT APPEAL FOR LEBANON

Posted by Nikki

child-packs-ver-1RASI-RINE/ FRANCE AND BEYOND HUB 31 is now accepting donations for a fifth container of aid. The container will be sent to Lebanon (here is why). Donations will be accepted at the HUB31 Storage in Escanecrabe until November 1. Please read on to find out how you can help.

Europe is being gripped by the largest refugee crises since the Second World War. One-third of those refugees are fleeing Syria as a result of the almost five-year-old civil war there. Most refugees have been absorbed into neighbouring Arab countries and many have fled to Europe.

There are currently well over 1 million registered Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and many more who have yet to be documented. Most have been there since the beginning of the civil war.  The reality is that Lebanon (about the same size as Cornwall) cannot cope with 1.5 million Syrian and 500,000 Palestinian refugees.

RASI-RINE/ FRANCE AND BEYOND HUB 31 are pleased to announce that a fifth container is now confirmed and we are currently accepting donations at the HUB31 Storage in Escanecrabe until November 1, 2016. The container will be sent to Lebanon.

The container is organised by RASI-RINE (in association with People to People Solidarity Southern Europe and Middle East) and this time is funded by the UK-registered charity, Muslims in Need.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Hygiene and food are the most urgently needed items.  You can make a financial donation towards these items in the following ways:

Donate via https://www.lepotcommun.fr/pot/cda4llxj

Donate via Paypal: paypal.me/rasirine

Or order from our Amazon Wish List for direct delivery to Hub31.

Urgent Needs

The refugees in Lebanon are in dire need of food, medicine, and supplies for personal hygiene and for babies. With that in mind, we are asking for donations of the following items ONLY:

Family hygiene
Shampoo (preferable 2 in 1), soap, wash cloths, sanitary towels (not tampons), toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletry cases, shower gel, body lotion, hand sanitiser gel, facial tissues, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving gel, hairbrushes, combs, soap holders, incontinence pads, hair bobbles, new underwear, intimate wipes

Mother and baby Items
Nappies, nappy rash cream, baby wipes, nursing pads, baby shampoo and soap

Food
NO MEAT OR ONLY HALAL
Nuts: various kinds, dried fruits, coconut oil, bulgur wheat, red lentil, green lentil, ghee
Tea: regular, fruit herbal medicinal teas – chamomile, peppermint, valerian, sleep teas
Tinned veg  (with RING PULL CANS): white beans, green beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, Lentils, Potatoes, peas, carrots, tomatoes, mushrooms, mixed beans, sweetcorn)
Tinned  fish (including tuna, salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel)
Tinned fruit (including peaches , pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin)
tomato paste, mixed grains, cinnamon, chilli, garlic paste, pickled goods.
Cereals: biscuits, unsalted mixed nuts and raisins, cereal bars, Weetabix/porridge/other cereals
Pastas/rice: preferably large bags and easy cook
Other foodstuffs Jars of clear honey,  cartons fruit juice/fruit squash, peanut butter, chocolate spread
Milk: whole longlife milk, condensed milk
Baby milk (bottles and cartons of – NOT powder thanks )
Baby food pouches (non-meat)

OTHER ITEMS

We already have enough clothes from previous collections.
The only clothes Items we are short of now are:

NEW OR IN VERY GOOD CLEAN CONDITION
Children’s and adult shoes and boots – all sizes – high quality (box by size, tie with strong elastic band)
New underwear for all
Sleeping bags, blankets, duvets
Rugs, camping mats, matting (for insulating floors)
Cooking equipment and utensils, plastic plates – best sorted into kits for easy distribution on ground
Insulating and waterproof materials for tents
Education (backpacks, paper, pencils, scissors, crayons, balls, colouring books, soft toys etc)

Packing instructions

Please sort your donations into the categories above and place into clearly labelled boxes or bags. All our volunteers have a huge volume of donations to pack and sort and this will help us enormously – thank you.

DROP OFF POINTS

Please contact our volunteers first to arrange a suitable time for drop off:

RASI-RINE/FAB HUB 31
Moulin d’en Bas
31350 Escanecrabe
Contact: Nikki McArthur
nikkidmcarthur@gmail.com
Last delivery: November 3
Preferred drop off day Thursdays – please message in advance.
https://www.facebook.com/FABHUB31

Blagnac/Toulouse
Stephanie Poncet-Meunier
rasi.rine.association@gmail.com
Last delivery: tba

32320 Gers
Louisa Halliwell
Louisa@enjouanisson.fr
Last delivery: tba

65350 Osmets
(Nr Trie sur Baise)
Lynch Mason
Email : Mason.lynch@gmail.com address
Last delivery October 22

North Dordogne Hub 24800
(nearest town Thiviers)
St Paul La Roche 24800
Tel : 0553629379
If you live in the area then you should join our Hub for news and info at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266946200312843/
Last delivery: tba

64 Pau
Lindy Gander
Lindy.gander@sfr.fr
Last delivery: tba

34 Pezenas/Roujan
Joel Bamber
0682774428
Last delivery: October 22

34 Gabian
Bassie Scott
0467251103
Last delivery: tba

Bordeaux/Bergerac
Please contact the France and Beyond Bordeaux/Bergerac group via this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619536878312483/

12 Capdenac
Clare Bickerton and Rose Dodd (French enquiries)
clarebickerton@hotmail.com
rose12260@hotmail.com
Last delivery: tba

Aude
11120 Sainte Valiere
Jan Letchford
0430374696
janet.letchford@sfr.fr
Last delivery: tba

Smaller items and internet orders can be posted directly to:

Mme N McArthur
Kingdom Vegetal
Moulin d’en Bas
31350 Escanecrabe
FRANCE

Many thanks for your continued support.

Nikki McArthur
International Relations Representative
RASI-RINE

Please click here to meet the team involved in organising this container.