Lebanon

MEET FATIMA (13)

Syrian refugees make up nearly one-fourth of the Lebanese population. Many live in crowded camps with few opportunities for the future. When we first met Fatima she couldn’t read or write. Now, she’s a budding storyteller determined to share her talent with others...

“When I feel frustrated, I write a story - that's how I let off steam.”

What we do

War Child is active across all governates of Lebanon. We are currently in more than 40 locations - including the most vulnerable areas of the country.

All children deserve the same opportunities in life. That’s why our psychosocial support, education and protection projects see us work with Syrian and Palestinian refugee families as well as host communities. We also strive to boost the inclusion of children with disabilities.

We partner with local NGOs and grassroots organisations to co-create our projects and strengthen their capacity. Our goal is to reach as many people as possible through our programming - especially parents and caregivers.

Our projects

Curious to learn more about a specific project? Click on the pins in the map below.

Where we work

Lebanon programme country - War Child Holland

53,028

CHILD PARTICIPANTS

28,570

ADULT PARTICIPANTS

28

PARTNERS

13

WAR CHILD PROJECTS

  • Can’t Wait to Learn

    Multiple locations across Lebanon

    Our flagship e-learning programme provides conflict-affected children with quality education - no matter where they are. Children play curriculum-based educational games on tablets to learn in an effective and fun way.

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  • SHIELD

    Akkar, Baalbek and Hemel

    A combination of education, protection and advocacy activities to ensure young girls and boys are shielded from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Focused on closing the education gap for more than 630,000 Syrian refugee children.

     
  • Back to the Future

    North Lebanon / Akkar

    Sometimes you have to go back to go forwards. A major consortium-led catch-up education initiative by supporting the right to quality education for vulnerable Syrian, Lebanese children and youth.

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  • Caregiver Support Intervention

    Bekaa Valley

    Based on the premise that parents and guardians already possess the skills to be good caregivers, this trailblazing intervention works to lower stress and improve wellbeing among refugee adults.

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  • YouLEAD

    Akkar, Hermel and Bekka

    Providing access to remedial and language support programmes for 1,800 youth from refugee and host communities who are at risk of dropping out of school.

     
  • NOOTS

    Beirut and Mount Lebanon

    Providing child protection and psychosocial support (PSS) services to children and caregivers affected by conflict. Activities include community-based PSS, recreational activities, PSEA awareness sessions and caregiver support via our dedicated intervention.

     
  • Beirut Music Support Initiative

    Beirut

    Economic crisis, COVID-19 and then two deadly explosions. In solidarity with Beirut’s music sector and the young talent of tomorrow, War Child and local music hub Onomatopoeia have joined forces.

     
  • EASE

    North Lebanon / Akkar

    The Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE) intervention works to address the mental health treatment gap for youth in Lebanon’s largest refugee camps. Read more.

     
  • GOAL

    Mount Lebanon

    A research project which seeks to support health systems in their response to the mental health crisis among youth affected by protracted displacement in Lebanon.

     
  • Strengthening Child Protection

    Beirut, Mount Lebanon

    Building on the skills developed during our Caregiver Support Intervention, we support caregivers to create a safe and protective home environment in the aftermath of the Beirut blast and amid the worsening socioeconomic crisis.

     
  • Case Management

    The North; Akkar, Bekaa, Baalback el Hermel, Beirut and Mount Lebanon

    Building a protective environment for boys and girls at risk of harm through the integration of case management services and under our child protection umbrella.

     
  • COVID-19 Emergency Response

    Multiple locations across Lebanon

    A Fast Aid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Encompasses remote education, the distribution of food parcels and hygiene kits and psychosocial care for vulnerable children and families.

     
  • Supporting Vulnerable Girls and Boys to Access Education

    Multiple locations across Lebanon

    A joint initiative with UNICEF to provide disadvantaged children under the age of five with early childhood education opportunities.

     

Our partners in Lebanon

Al Ribat Association  Actively providing education and protection in Tripoli and beyond - War Child Holland in Lebanon

Al Ribat Association

Actively providing education and protection services to families in Tripoli and beyond, Al Ribat has been critical to our work to establish trust within communities.

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War Child works together with Onomatopoeia - The Music Hub in Lebanon

Onomatopoeia - The Music Hub

With a shared belief that music can be used as a tool for molding a better society, this local music hub and creative haven supports our key emergency responses.

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For an overview of all our partners in Lebanon and beyond go here.

Contact

Marwan Ojaimi is our Communications Lead in Lebanon. Want to say hello or have a specific question? Please reach out via one of the channels below.

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