Catalyze reform by enabling issue-based partnerships. Lead responses to humanitarian emergencies, including the current needs of Syrian refugees.
Lebanon is home to profound political, ethnic and religious complexities that result in a complicated internal conflict between sect, confession, tribe and family. Key indicators such as life expectancy, literacy, school enrollment and per-capita income lag behind more developed countries. Most recently, it has become home to the largest number of refugees fleeing the extended conflict in neighboring Syria.
- Emergency response: Distributing warm clothes and blankets to Syrian refugee families staying in temporary shelters and host communities; supporting healing and cooperation among refugee and host children
- Children & Youth: Leading activities that foster leadership, decision-making and other life skills for young adults
- Conflict & Governance: Engaging young people in civic leadership and building partnerships between civil service organizations
- Economic opportunity: Creating employment and income-generation opportunities for Palestinian software developers and entrepreneurs
All stories about Lebanon
Lebanon: Festival Offers Feathery Bonanza For Bird Lovers October 2, 2004
Comfortable shoes, some change and an desire to see nature is all you need for a weekend of bird watching and entertainment in Ebel es-Saqi, a village tagged recently by world-renowned experts as being one of the main pathways for migratory birds.
Lebanon: Showcasing The Historic Trees of Lebanon August 10, 2004
A colorful new book is highlighting the beauty and historical significance of Lebanon’s most picturesque trees and, at the same time, encouraging conservation efforts.
Lebanon: Iktimal in Lebanon June 14, 2004
Lebanon: Strengthening Rural Communities January 27, 2003
In communities in southern Lebanon that have been fragmented and displaced by years of civil war, Mercy Corps is working with community members, small business owners, and local government to strengthen civil society and improve economic conditions.
Lebanon: New Products, New Life September 23, 2002
Iktimal el Shaweesh lives with her family of 17 in a two-story, seven-room house in southern Lebanon. She married her husband Khaled, 15 years her senior and a widower with 5 kids, in order not to remain single. They have five kids of their own: three daughters and two sons.
Lebanon: More Than a Typing Class April 23, 2002
Through a collaborative effort between Schools Online (SOL) and Mercy Corps, twelve rural public schools in Lebanon have Internet Learning Centers and over 9360 students will be able to be trained on computer literacy and collaborative learning on the Internet
Lebanon: Forty Feet of Computers March 1, 2002
On March 4, Mercy Corps will pack and ship a 40-foot container of computer systems to Lebanon as part of an ongoing program to increase access to technology for Lebanese youth and students.
Lebanon: New School, New Hope January 8, 2002
Sharif Madi looked around at the Al Khayriyah elementary school and didn’t like what he saw. The floors were cracked, paint was peeling off the walls, windows allowed the cold and rain to come in, and the playground was not large enough for the school’s 157 students to run and play.