”Holistic support to Syrian female refugees, victims of gender-based violence in Lebanon” is a three-year humanitarian and development project carried out in partnership of Caritas Slovenia and Caritas Lebanon from 2020 to 2022. It is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. The project objective is to provide integrated care, protection and empowerment to 80 Syrian female refugees, women and young girls, victims of gender-based violence. It will be achieved through immediate provision of security through accommodation, the provision of food, hygiene items, clothing and medical care in two Caritas Lebanon shelters. All women and girls will receive psychosocial and legal assistance combined with basic skills training like cooking, sewing and computer courses, which will give them a chance to survive after leaving the shelter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a part of the project was reprogramed to adapt to the current situation. It enables the purchase and the distribution of protective equipment for employees and female refugees, such as masks, gloves and disinfectants, which protects them against the spread of the virus, as well as regular disinfection of the premises in both shelters. It will also support the construction and equipping of four (4) isolation rooms to enable new women to enter the shelters during the corona virus pandemic and to protect those who are already in the shelters against the COVID-19 disease. In addition, materials will be purchased for various activities of women, girls and children in isolation.
The total value of the project is EUR 213,509, of which EUR 200,000 is contributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the rest by Caritas Slovenia.