Lebanon

1.5m

refugees are hosted by Lebanon

25%

of the population of Lebanon is made up by refugees from Syria

75%

of refugees are women and children

50%

of those affected by the Syrian refugee crisis are children

About Lebanon

Lebanon is the world’s oldest named country. It is home to a rich diversity of ethnic and religious groups.

It has long been a refuge for the region’s minorities. Today Lebanon bears by far the biggest proportional burden of the Syrian crisis: one in four people in Lebanon is now a Syrian refugee.

How we do it

Food Security

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Peacebuilding

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Our Work in Lebanon

Tearfund has been working in Lebanon since early 2013, in response to the refugee crisis caused by the conflict in Syria. We choose to partner with local organisations who are already on the ground and have a proven track record of successful, impartial and efficient work. Strengthening and building the capacity of these local organisations ensures more sustainable long-term results.

Through these partners, Tearfund has provided monthly food and hygiene supplies for refugee families living in informal tented settlements, both in Beirut and around the Bekaa valley.

This support has been crucial to those who left everything behind when they fled their homes in Syria.

Lebanon can have both hot summers and very cold winters. This poses a serious challenge and health risk to refugees living in tents and makeshift shelters. Tearfund has supported the distribution of kits to help them survive the coldest months of the year – these are provided to all in need, regardless of race or religion.

ACHIEVEMENTS

3,920

Syrian refugees have received monthly food and hygiene supplies.

60

Syrian refugee children have benefited from protection and psychosocial support activities.

2,478

refugees have received packs to help them through cold winters.

Pray for our work

  • Pray for Tearfund’s local partners, that they will be able to keep serving those most in need.
  • Pray for refugee mothers, many of whom have been deeply traumatised by their experiences in the last few years.
  • Pray for refugee children, many of whom are facing an insecure future.

Stories from Lebanon

  • Peace through forgiveness

    Today is the International Day of Peace. Much of the world seems mired in violence – yet God’s light can break through even in the darkest situations. One of our partners in Lebanon is using the power of forgiveness to spread peace among Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Lebanon

    Lebanon is home to a rich diversity of ethnic and religious groups. Unfortunately, this has meant that it has also experienced a significant amount of civil conflict, while at the same time playing host to many refugees: one in four people in Lebanon is now a Syrian refugee. Tearfund has been working in Lebanon since early 2013, in response to the refugee crisis caused by the conflict in Syria.

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