Saturday, January 20, 2007

World Vision Assists 150,000, but Continued Instability Threatens Lebanon`s Healing Process

By Brian Jonson, Lebanon Communications Manager

Just hours after the conflict ignited between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon on July 12, World Vision staff and volunteers risked their lives to provide urgently needed relief supplies to displaced, terrified families and their children.


In spite of the mounting crisis, including frequent air strikes and the targeting of heavy equipment and work vehicles, local staff -- supported by our Global Rapid Response Team -- continued to expand relief operations to all areas of the country, delivering food, clean water, hygiene kits, cooking implements, fuel and medical supplies to assist some 150,000 war-devastated people -- many of them children.


A visit from Elvo the Clown helped hundreds of children smile again; Elvo also taught them how to protect themselves from the hidden dangers of landmines or unexploded ordnance in their neighborhoods.

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