Olives, source of warmth for health centre in Lebanon

23 December 2015

To heat the Al Rahma clinic this winter, in the mountainous area of Chebaa in the southeast of Lebanon, the ICRC delivered 10 tons of olive husk. The olive husks fuel a special biomass boiler that provides heating throughout the clinic. Chebaa lies between the Syrian and Israeli borders and over the past few years has become home to many Syrian refugees. Al Rahma clinic provides a life line offering vital health services in an area where resources are already stretched. The heating system allows the health centre to remain open and fully operational year round.