UK

This ‘Wall Of Kindness’ In Beirut Is Helping Those In Need

‘This is by the people, for the people.’

25/07/2017 15:27 BST | Updated 31/07/2017 14:41 BST

Around 70% of Lebanon’s refugee population lives beneath the poverty line. 

A group of anonymous volunteers in Beirut have come together to help the city, including refugees, by building “walls of kindness” – public spaces filled with donations for the taking.

 

©UNHCR/ Houssam Hariri
A man in Beirut leaves clothes at the wall of kindness

People leave clothes and items they don’t need and anyone is welcome to take what they need. 

Children working in the streets also benefit from the initiative, many of whom are Syrian refugees.

©UNHCR/ Houssam Hariri
A lady looks at some clothes at the 'wall of kindness'