In 2016, we witnessed short-term disaster responses turn into long-term programming in Nepal and Lebanon. The results for communities high in the Himalayas and on the outskirts of refugee camps in the Middle East have been life-changing. Thank you for enabling Convoy of Hope to bring help to people in such desperate circumstances. The growth of the organization’s programming is a direct result of the kindness and generosity Convoy’s partners demonstrate.
NEPAL — In 2015, Convoy of Hope responded to a devastating earthquake in Nepal. In 2016, we added 600 children at four schools to our Children’s Feeding program. Additionally, Convoy also facilitated agriculture training for nearly 200 participants to address underlying food security issues. Community members, teachers, and parents are reporting significant changes in the village from these programs, including better attendance because the children are sick less often.
LEBANON — Since 2014, we have worked with local partners to provide vital resources to refugees fleeing Syria — resources including food, heaters, newborn health kits, hygiene kits, coats, and more. In 2016, we implemented an emergency-based feeding program in Lebanon, serving 650 Lebanese and Syrian refugee children at two schools and refugee camps. We will continue to work with our partners in the area to serve even more children and families in these war-torn communities.