Mieh Mieh Refugee Camp, Lebanon
- Located 4km east of Sidon, established in 1984.
- Refugees generally came from Saffourieh, Tiereh, Haifa and Miron in Palestine.
- Suffered considerable damage during years of civil conflict, particularly in July 1991 when 15% of its shelters were destroyed, along with UNRWA’s school and distribution centre.
- Most men work as casual construction labourers and in orchards. Women work in orchards, in embroidery shops and as cleaners.
- Socio-economic situation of refugees is extremely difficult.
- Water and sewerage systems were recently rehabilitated, and all shelters are now supplied with water through a network connected to UNRWA’s water plant.
- Due to frequent water shortages, another well/plant is needed.
This International Women's Day, on March 8th 2019, host your own afternoon tea and support the legacy of extraordinary Palestinian women like the late medic, Razan al Najjar.
All funds raised will go towards our Razan al Najjar Scholarship Fund which provides training to even more paramedics in Gaza.