Lebanon is experiencing an escalating political and financial crisis.
For almost a year now, Lebanon has not had a functioning government. The different political and religious parties are engaged in bitter infighting, causing a complete collapse of what little government structure did exist.
Social services and health care have all been frozen. Banks are only open for short periods every once in a while. When they do open, only $50 per person can be withdrawn from bank accounts. There are also food shortages; supermarket shelves are empty because suppliers can’t deliver food and merchandise.
Many of our sponsored children and their families are caught up in this severe hardship. Some families have had to make the difficult decision to move, attempting to find better financial opportunities.
Please pray for the children, their families, and the people who are helping our sponsored kids in Lebanon. Currently, children are attending school, but please be patient about receiving letters from your children. Child Champions are doing their best to go to each Hope Center to deliver sponsors’ letters and collect those written by the children. Due to the difficult circumstances, travel conditions and safety concerns don’t allow Champions to travel to Hope Centers as often as they would like.
Check back here for updates on the situation. If your child has been affected by this crisis, we will contact you directly.
We are accountable to the children we serve AND to our donors.
Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring of our fund distribution. OneChild is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)