Cold weather conditions were reportedly responsible for the deaths of four Syrian infants in Arsal and Akroum last week, following the arrival of the winter storm, Alexa, in Lebanon.

Oxfam says around two-thirds of the over 800,000 Syrian refugees in the country have settled in the Bekaa Valley and northern part of the country, which are especially prone to harsh winter conditions. If you missed the big clothing drive this past weekend to supply clothing and blankets to Syrian refugees, we've compiled a list of organizations who are specifically working to provide various aid - in the forms of food, shelter, clothing, water and other basic needs - to the families struggling to survive. While international organizations are doing what they can to help, the UNHCR estimates at least $1.2 billion in aid is still needed. Here's how you can help:

1. Care is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. It serves individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. In Lebanon, reps from the organization have been on the ground in Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon, distributing clothing and blankets and providing financial assistance for fuel.

To make an online donation, click here.

2. Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. In Lebanon, they're working on getting water, sanitation and hygiene to refugees. They are also providing the unemployed with financial assistance.

To make an online donation, click here.

3. World Food Program is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In October, the organization introduced an E-voucher system in Lebanon which allows Syrian refugees to purchase food at participating grocery stores. The cards are replenished on a monthly basis with $27 per family member. Despite their efforts, WFP says there are still Syrian children going to bed hungry at night. Donating $18 will give a Syrian family next week’s basic food needs, including rice, beans and oil. Donating $72 will provide food to a family for an entire month.

To make an online donation, click here.

4. Islamic Relief USA works to end suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner.It also aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves. In Lebanon, They're providing food parcels, housing essentials and medical supplies for the refugees. Be sure to select "Syrian Humanitarian Relief" from the drop-down menu in the donation designation box.

To make an online donation, click here.

5. International Medical Corps is dedicated to relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. In Lebanon, they are providing health care and psycho-social services for Syrian refugees with static and mobile clinics at refugee camps.

To make an online donation, click here.

6. Mercy USA is a non-profit relief and development organization. Their projects focuses on improving health and promoting economic and educational growth around the world. In Lebanon, they are providing fresh bread, montly food baskets and infant formula to 1,500 refugee families in the border village of Wadi Khalid.

To make an online donation, click here.

7. Caritas is accepting continuous donations at its headquarters in Sin El Fil. You can drop off non-perishable foods, toys, books, clothing, blankets, or any other kinds of essential supplies to their offices. Here's their address:
Dr. Youssef Hajjar Street
Sin El-Fil
Tel.: +9611483305
Tel.: +9611499767

8. Lebanese For Syrian Refugees is accepting cash donations to provide more than 400 families with medical supplies, heating fuel, medication, as well as carpets and sanitary installations. Doctors and/or medical students are also needed to check up on the women and children at the camps.

Here's how to get in touch with them:

Achrafieh, Monot Strt Rebeiz Bldg, 2nd Floor
Lebanon Postal Code 2601-1403
Tel.: +9611208101
Mob.: +9613315500

How You Can Help Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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