Beirut (Agenzia Fides) - A place to welcome, care for and accompany foreign women, who have often taken refuge in Lebanon and have been left alone or marginalized, with the risk of being victims of violence: this is the aim of the refuge "The Oak", a reception center reserved to women that Caritas Lubano has recently reopened, turning it into a comfortable, safe and welcoming place for 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", reports a note of Caritas Lebanon. Although the Centre accepts women of various nationalities, the majority of women at the moment are Syrian refugees.
Women receive protection, medical, legal and psychosocial support, they often stay several weeks and sometimes even months: women are accompanied to find sustainable living solution after staying at Centre. The Centre can accommodate up to 30 women with their children and, as Caritas says, it is always full, to the maximum of its capacity. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 05/08/2016)