Lebanon

Meet Ghaith (11)

The ongoing political and economic crisis, on top of COVID-19, has left more than 1.2 million children out of school in Lebanon. Gaith is living with a disability, making his chances of entering the classroom even slimmer. Find out how he is going against the odds...

"My hearing is improving little by little. I hope one day I can speak and study like my peers."

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

6,979

CHILD PARTICIPANTS

1,802

ADULT PARTICIPANTS

21

PARTNERS

11

WAR CHILD PROJECTS

  • Can’t Wait to Learn

    Multiple locations across Lebanon

    Our flagship e-learning programme to provide 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. Read more.

     
  • 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 for refugee children affected by the crisis in Syria. Read More.

     
  • 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. Read more.

     
  • 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. Implemented together with the Lebanese Organisation for Studies and Training, Bekaa Youth Association, Akkar Network for Development and Hand to Equip, Learn & Protect.

     
  • Beirut Blasts Emergency Response

    Beirut

    A multi-faceted response to the 4 August 2020 explosions in Lebanon’s capital. War Child - together with UNICEF and partners - continues to provide psychosocial support, food parcels, hygiene kits and more to affected children and families. Read more.

     
  • 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. Read more.

     
  • 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. Implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, ABAAD, St. Joseph’s University of Beirut and Positive Negative.

     
  • Supporting Vulnerable Girls and Boys to Access Education

    Multiple locations across Lebanon

    A joint initiative with UNICEF to provide 2,500 disadvantaged children under the age of five with early childhood education opportunities.

     
  • 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.

     

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

Ahmad Jaber 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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