CYC Children Annual Iftar

The Children Annual Iftar in Shatila

CYC has celebrated On 23rd July the Annual Children Iftar with 150 Palestinian in Shatila Camp as a traditional and culture occasion in every Ramadan, The children were Palestinian and non Palestinians including children flee from Syria… Everybody was happy, and everything was prepared by the CYC work team and volunteers…


Palestinian and Youth Exchange- Weaving Ideas for the Future

In cooperation with Italian Peace Association and Italian Engineers Without Borders with EU fund, 11 of CYC youths from Shatila and Nahr el bared camps Age group 18-25 years old went to Italy during the period 5th to 16th May 2013 to Participate in Youth exchange program with the Italian Youth under the name of “Weaving Ideas for the Future”.

The youths have joined with the Italian Youths several meetings and workshops, dialogues, political, economical and educational issues, It was a good opportunity for both Palestinian and Italian youths to exchange their culture knowledge and friendship. Also their point of view about the common future challenges as youth…


Dear friends & Colleagues

On The Occasion of the Nakbah of Palestine 1948 & Naher al-Bared Nakbah 2007

CYC in Naher El-Bared would like to invite you to attend the artistic heritage concert of:

Our Children Draw Map of Palestine and Raise the Banner

of Freedom and Victory

Which performed by children from Naher al-Bared

The Place: – NorthLebanon_Naher El-bared Camp _Section E_Qasir Al-Shate’a Hall

The Time: Friday 05/24/2013 at 5:00 pm

Your presence is honor to us.


We would like to invite to to share with us the celebration of The Land’s Day which has started on 30 March 1976 when The Palestinian people under the Israeli occupation resistance against the Israeli Army who has stalled and colonized their lands In several Palestinian villages… Since that date the Palestinian people commemorate the 6 Martyrs and many injured people who fall by the Israel Criminal Army shots…

It’s Occasion where the Palestinian people in the occupied territories of Palestine and out of Palestine assure their commitments and determination of struggle till the liberation and return to build their own country Palestine with freedom, peace, just.

The Date: 2/4/2013 at 4:00 PM
The Place: Children & Youth Centre – CYC Shatila Camp.


8th Days Sit In of The Palestinian refugees from Syria

Still the Palestinian refugees from Syria continuing their Sit In in the street in front of the Main Office of UNRWA in Beirut with their children and families waiting any positive answer to solve their misery conditions and suffering out of the lack of minimum needs of normal living… Their requests still to have a Housing, hospitalization, Education and food…

Two day ago it has rained, they didn’t have place to hide them selves at the middle of night, everything became wet, the few blankets and mattresses and themselves… The volunteers who rush to help couldn’t do anything,,, when we thought to move at least the children and women to their homes until morning,, the surprise was that many of them have no houses to go to… At morning some of them got sick and pain especially the children and the old ones whom already sick… Few children and old mothers were Lucky to protect them in 3 volunteers cars and a small mini Bus… while the rest remain under the rain.

Yesterday the refugees have faced three critical cases,,,
First was a child in very bad situation after they found a Rat eating his foot.
Second, a child fall and got bad injury in the head.
Third A child got sick out of the condition of Sit in with the cold weather at night…

When they took the children for treatment they were requested for money even the three cases were emergency cases… So they had to ask the people to help for paying the hospitals and medicine…
Up to now UNRWA and the international community, and even some Palestinian associations and socil or privet organization are deaf and blind to hear or see those protesters living in the street since 8 days with no cover, food or water except what the generosity of the persons or groups who are trying to get them a little of the needs… Up to now UNRWA is still closing the gates in their faces even to use a toilet or washing their faces… Women and children have to search for a hidden corner where to help them selves to use instead of Toilet… They asked the municipality to help with Mobile toilet, but till now they are getting promises not more…

The situation is getting everyday from bad to worse… As a result of this ignorant policy toward the refugees from Syria it has provoke the Palestinian refugee camps population in Lebanon, So many people start planning for action support to the protestors, Then UNRWA, the international bodies, The Lebanese Government, PLO have to carry their responsibilities to find solution equal to what they did in other areas in Lebanon…

UNRWA is trying to play smart through announcing about soon distribution to the Refugees,,, But the refugees from Syria they are refusing this fooling around policy,,, They want clear commitment to their requests at least monthly and not occasionally…

So while we thank all the friends who have provided those poor victim of the war in Syria, we call again all the friends and everybody who could help to support with what ever is available… Children milk, Hygiene, Blankets, Mattresses, Food, medicine, money, Until UNRWA and Lebanese Government and the Western and Arab supporters of the war in Syria see the civilians how they are surviving in the streets’ Pavements…

Next time we will names the international and national and usual foreign donors who are hesitating to help this time…


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The Palestinian Refugees from Syria started a Sit IN

Dear friends,

I would like to inform you that the Palestinian Refugees from Syria are now, for the 5th day making a Sit In in front of the Main Office of UNRWA in Beirut. This is after they became fully convinced that they are forgotten and will not be receiving real support. Although they appreciate the initiatives from this association or another, and the individual solidarity, but all what have received is still less than the minimum of what the refugees need concerning Housing, Health Care (Hospitalization) Education, nutrition, (children milk, Hygiene , cloths), etc…

The refugees are suffering out of the high living costs in Lebanon, while they have lost everything in Syria, in addition to the fact that they are threatened to be thrown on the street.

Of course, we do understand and support their loud voice out of their pain and we do believe they should benefit from what the Child Rights, Human Rights, and Refugee Rights treaties call for in order for them to survive, with dignity and respect. We do believe this situation will carry a huge threat to the children’s safety and protection from delinquency, child labor, drop out of schools, moral and physical abuse and exploitation.

CYC is standing beside this popular strike, and supporting their action, as well as calling for all who can give a hand to them to not hesitate. Therefore, whatever you can provide can be of big help to them. We consider their strike supportive to all the NGO’s demanding for emergency and relief work for the refugees.

The Refugees stopped believing the excuses of the donors. such like lack of acknowledge, or they work on need assessment, or waiting the answers for their appeals. The refugees believe that the government’s concern is directed to support mainly the military groups and gang who are involved in the war in Syria, and not planning to support civilians whom are left without protection and support.

We do ask our friends NGO’s, association and individuals, Palestinian, Lebanese, Arab and international to help those families who are sitting on the street under the sun in the day and cold at night without any possibilities. what ever is needed, financial, material or moral support, blankets, food, visit support, milk and diapers, clothes, since everything can be useful to them in the situation they are in right now. It a duty to all of us to play a human supportive role for those to get minimum normal life in a shelter and protect their children…
Unfortunately UNRWA has closed The main gate in their faces, isolated them out of the wall to the street, deprived the mothers and children even from using a toilet or water to wash…

Children & Youth Centre – CYC

Space for the children and youth of Shatila and Nahr el-Bared camp