Thanks to the EU, a disabled Syrian woman will see her life improved

July 11, 2018
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Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC) is the implementing partner of the MedFilm regional programme funded by the European Union. GVC recently delivered a latrine specifically designed to accommodate Souhour needs, a young disabled Syrian woman.

Souhour is forced on a wheelchair and has difficulties expressing herself with words; She is originally from Homs and now lives in a tent with her family (her sister and mother) in Al Qasr, in the northern Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. The new latrine she received will significantly improve her living conditions.

She is one of about 200,000 Syrian refugees living in ITS (Informal Tented Settlement) in the northern Beqaa. The shelters have been provided through the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funding programmes by GVC, one of the few international organizations that has been operating at the border with Syria in order to help the population fleeing from the 7 years-old conflict. 

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  • Lebanon
  • Syria *