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How Jersey is helping to ease the suffering

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A party from the Island spent three days in Lebanon last week, visiting the projects helping refugees, including schools and a clinic, which have received financial assistance from Jersey Overseas Aid. JEP photographer David Ferguson accompanied the group on the trip.

The small town of Ali al-Nahri has become home to a number of refugees (17852930)

A delegation from JOA, including its chairwoman Deputy Carolyn Labey and director Simon Boas, visited Lebanon and inspected eight Jersey-funded activities in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley, including schools, training centres, counselling sessions, water trucking and a clinic.

During their visit the party met specialists from Unicef in education, child protection, water, health and sanitation, and held interviews and focus groups with women and adolescents who had benefited from different projects.

They also interviewed staff from numerous local and international organisations, including Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Caritas and the Knights of Malta.

Children attend Maalaka School in Bekaa Valley (17852995)

Don't miss Wednesday's JEP for a full report and more pictures.

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