[gallery ids="2866"] by Erika Bozzato   as the final day is approaching, I am trying to take inventory of the experience, pondering its different aspects and challenges. It has definitely been a stimulating period, as I dived into a new country-unknown language-new habits experience. The language remained pretty much...

[gallery ids="2757,2758,2759,2760,2761"] During my time here as EU Aid Volunteer I realized how important it is to raise awareness about the conditions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) outside the region, and particularly in Europe. The issue should not be a matter solely for...

[gallery ids="2648,2649,2650,2651,2652,2653,2654,2655,2656,2657,2658,2659"] by Erika Bozzato   As I quite like spending time outdoors exploring the nature, I decided to join a local hiking group called “Footprints Nature Club”[1], whose aim is to promote people’s relationship with nature and Lebanon’s environmental heritage. In fact they do not organize only...

Photo Credit: V. Garau   By Erika Bozzato For once, I will be talking about something that happened outside Lebanon, but that could greatly influence the refugee situation here and in neighbouring countries. On 28th October, in response to the request of Syria’s neighbouring countries and the UN,...

by Erika Bozzato   Community Mobilizers are volunteers affiliated to Lebanese NGOs that are supporting GVC during hygiene promotion campaigns with refugees coming from Syria. They carry out very valuable tasks, visiting Informal tended settlements and informing people about good hygiene practices, safe ways to handle water,...

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]   Since two days ago information started to circulate about the Lebanese Army warning Syrian Refugees in some municipalities in North Bekaa to dismantle their ITSs and leave by the next morning. Officially because some ITSs would be located too close to army...

I´ve always liked playing cards. I love everything the good feeling when you pick the card you desperately need and the taste for competition. Cards are associated with late afternoons on the beach – my mom loves playing cards too – or sleepovers with my...