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ShelterBox in Lebanon right now assessing the Syria crisis!
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A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) has been in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, assessing suitable options to help relieve the increasing pressure on host Lebanese families, who are sharing their often overcrowded homes with Syrian refugees.

"The situation is very dynamic," said UK-based SRT member, Alice Jefferson. "It is very difficult to fully ascertain the number of refugees currently in Lebanon."

It is thought that Lebanon is almost at capacity in hosting the refugee influx with the numbers continuously rising. There was a significant spike seen in the number of refugees arriving in Lebanon during the July 17-18 violence in Damascus in southwest Syria. Further significant influxes occur when violence is centred in Syria's western city, Homs, due to its proximity with the Lebanese border.

Dear folks I have not written lately about ShelterBox. What with the Olympics, this and that shooting, Mitt the twit and Mitt vs. Harry match. ding ding ding!!!
But I have this wonderful task of updating you on your favorite NGO.
ShelterBox

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The ShelterBox folks have indeed been busy!
Peru
Russia
Uganda
And now we see that the Philippines is again severely hit by floods.
http://www.reuters.com/...
more over the Kos's forelock.

Peru
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In March, ShelterBox responded to two separate disasters in Peru. Heavy rains triggered landslides that caused widespread damage in the remote mountainous region of Apurimac. Whilst in the Loreto region, in northern Peru, the unusually heavy rains led to extensive flooding. In July ShelterBox sent a monitoring and evaluation team back to these regions to assess the situation three months on.
Russia
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54-year-old Tatjana is one of the 150 families who received a ShelterBox. She lost her husband and son within the last five years:

"Since then, I had been living by myself, isolated from the community. The flash floods made me realize how important relationships and support from others really is for a person, even though the disaster has done a lot of harm to our community. I am overwhelmed and grateful for the help I have received from ShelterBox."

Uganda
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Heavy rains resulted in a large landslide on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Bududa in eastern Uganda at the end of June, sweeping away three villages and leaving hundreds of families homeless.

A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) has been working with the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) along with the local community and authorities to make a difference to the families in need.

To date, a total of 100 ShelterBoxes have been distributed and disaster relief tents set up on or near the survivors' land to enable them to continue to cultivate it and earn a

Enjoy the ShelterBox UK video channel
http://www.youtube.com/...

10:32 AM PT: Here is the link to the story on ShelterBox going to Syria!

http://shelterboxusa.org/...

A ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) has been in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, assessing suitable options to help relieve the increasing pressure on host Lebanese families, who are sharing their often overcrowded homes with Syrian refugees.

"The situation is very dynamic," said UK-based SRT member, Alice Jefferson. "It is very difficult to fully ascertain the number of refugees currently in Lebanon."

It is thought that Lebanon is almost at capacity in hosting the refugee influx with the numbers continuously rising. There was a significant spike seen in the number of refugees arriving in Lebanon during the July 17-18 violence in Damascus in southwest Syria. Further significant influxes occur when violence is centred in Syria's western city, Homs, due to its proximity with the Lebanese border.

Here is a link for folks from the Daily Kos to donate to TexMexElsa
I created this for you guys. I have already $100!  Thanks to vahana! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
http://shelterboxusa.myetap.org/...

Originally posted to TexMex on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 05:09 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kossacks helping each other.

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