This is my first post to permies. I'm a clinical social worker by trade, but hopeful off-grid permaculture farmer and healer of the land in the future.
I'm looking for ideas and input in terms of how to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon in particular. My oldest and dearest friends are from Lebanon originally, although have been in the US for most of their lives now. In talking with one of my friends tonight about how to help, but wanting to do it effectively and directly, I wondered if rocket stoves could help. Problem is that in Lebanon there isn't an abundance of trees and wood is expensive. I wondered if any of the bright and lovely people on this site had any ideas for inexpensive, easy to build and fuel, heat sources for tent living in winter, in Lebanon (yes, it gets cold there in winter!) My friend will be calling around to her friends in the Bekaa valley to find out what items are most in need, but she agreed that heating is a massive problem right now. Please respond if you have any thoughts on how to help in terms of inexpensive heating or anything else, that would help. Thank you!!