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The Oak of Lebanon

A place to welcome, care for and accompany foreign women, often seeking refuge in Lebanon and who have been left on their own or in any case marginalized. This is the purpose of The Oak, a centre for first-line care recently reopened by Caritas Lebanon which has turned it into a comfortable, safe place for about 30 women and their children. “Many of the women guests flee abuses, such as domestic violence, human trafficking or the more generalized and widespread violence against refugees”, Caritas Lebanon comments. Although the structure accepts women of various nationalities, the majority of the residents are Syrian refugees. As well as material assistance, the women and their children receive medical, legal and psychological support and social protection during their stay which can last for several weeks, and sometimes even months.

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Aug. 20, 2019

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