Dbayeh, Mount Lebanon: Association Najdeh received a delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in the United States of America. This included; Rev. Gabe Ailbouni, director of the Church’s Middle East and North Africa Department, Ms. Mary Ann Slewinski, Director of “Resilience Societies” in the church, Pastor Dr. Mitri Al-Raheb, President of Dar Al-KalimaUniversity College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, Ms. Jessica Lindbergh Al-Dik, Regional Representative of the Swedish Church, and Ms. Mervat Slater, Program Officer at Christian Aid Lebanon and their accompanying delegation.
The delegation was received by Ms. Leila El-Ali, Director of Association Najdeh, and head of the projects and programsteams. The visit came within the framework of strengthening partnership and cooperation in initiatives to enhance community resilience within the project, “Empowering communities affected by the crisis to implement projects in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon”. Which seeks to enhance the steadfastness of Lebanese, Palestinians, and Syrians through the use of common skills and experiences to organise them and enable them to support themselves and bring about sustainable positive change. The conditions experienced by the region were discussed at various economic, social, and health levels, after the delegation had toured the alleys of the camp, witnessing the conditions. This resulted in interventions being made on the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.