Bireh, Akkar

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Bire Akkar
(بيرة (عكار))
City
Country  Lebanon
Governorate Akkar
District Akkar
Elevation 530 m (1,740 ft)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialing code +961

Bire Akkar (Arabic: (بيرة (عكار))‎) is a small town in Akkar Governorate, Lebanon, close to the border with Syria.

The population in Bire Akkar is mainly Sunni Muslims.[1]

Health[edit]

Bire Akkar has a Polish Health Service close to the main road. [2]

Thanks to the funding of Polish Aid, the donor arm of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PCPM (Polish Center For International Aid) has secured shelter for over 35,000 Syrian refugee families through conditional cash assistance to cover part of the rental fees for apartments or garages.

In addition to shelter, PCPM aims at providing Syrian refugees with comprehensive assistance that includes access to health care and education, as well as lifesaving assistance during the winter season. A primary health care center in Bireh, located 4km from Syrian border, coupled with a mobile clinic, caters for over 10,000 patients annually. During the winter season of 2017-18, PCPM is one of four aid agencies in Lebanon that provides Syrian refugees with cash assistance for purchase of heating oil, stoves and blankets.[3]

Sports[edit]

The most recognizable sports in Bire Akkar are football and basketball.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal and ikhtiyariah elections in Northern Lebanon" (PDF). The Monthly. March 2010. p. 21. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Polish clinic in Bire (Akkar Province in North Lebanon)". www.bejrut.msz.gov.pl. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ http://pcpm.org.pl/our-projects/lebanon

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°35′17″N 36°14′13″E / 34.588°N 36.237°E / 34.588; 36.237