Since 2006, Relief International has been working in Lebanon to provide immediate relief and long-term support to communities across the country. The violence that spread across the Middle East in the summer of 2006 caused more than 500,000 people to flee their homes. Lebanon in particular suffered widespread infrastructural damage and destruction to countless homes and municipal buildings. Relief International immediately deployed an emergency team to provide urgently needed food, water and sanitation supplies to displaced individuals. Since its initial response, Relief International has provided emergency relief, rehabilitation and long-term support to communities across Lebanon.
After the ceasefire that was declared on August 14, 2006, Relief International continued its humanitarian work in Lebanon, concentrating its efforts toward rebuilding infrastructure in the country, working to restore water and power distribution, re-establishing regional economic stability through micro-credit programs and ensuring the safety of children and families by educating the public about the danger of unexploded ordinances.
Due to the recent violence in neighboring Syria, over 400,000 refugees have fled across the border to Lebanon. A majority of Syrian refugees are women and children and most live with host families or in collective shelters. Because of the rapid influx of refugees and barriers to registration, the humanitarian assistance community has had to act swiftly and diligently to meet the needs of the Syrian refugees. In 2012, Relief International set up life saving operations in Lebanon to assist Syrian refugees living in vulnerable conflict-affected host-communities.
Lebanon - Current Programs
Lebanon: Improving WASH Facilities for Syrian Refugees and Affected Populations in North Lebanon
Relief International is working to ensure that Syrian refugees and host communities in northern Lebanon have access to adequate water and sanitation facilities and engage in healthy hygiene practices. Learn More...
Lebanon - Past Programs
- Lebanon: Empowering Municipalities through Local Economic Development
- Lebanon: Cisco Rural Enterprise Development for Information Technology