Lead responses to humanitarian emergencies, including the current needs of Syrian refugees. In the long term, catalyze reform by enabling issue-based partnerships.
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, further straining a stressed infrastructure. Because there are no camps for Syrians here, refugee families are scattered in makeshift shelters and abandoned buildings, with little access to services and community support.
- Emergency response: Distributing clothes, blankets and household supplies to Syrian refugee families staying in temporary shelters and host communities.
- Children & Youth: Leading programs that help children process trauma and integrate into their new host communities. Providing creative activities for young adults to develop leadership, decision-making and other life skills.
- Conflict & Governance: Helping local organizations resolve conflicts and promote cooperation between refugees and host communities.
- Water: Improving access to clean drinking water in tent settlements and collective shelters. Educating families about proper hygiene and expanding sanitation facilities in rural areas.
All stories about Lebanon
Lebanon: Lebanon: The Rebuilding Begins September 2, 2006
Inching his truck down a Beirut boulevard choked with cars, bikes, and pedestrians, a leather-faced old driver named Hassan tries to explain the extraordinary pace of activity in the neighborhood.
Lebanon: Safe Access Critical to Helping Southern Lebanon August 11, 2006
As aerial bombardments and heavy fighting between Israel and Hezbollah continues in southern Lebanon, Mercy Corps continues to probe for opportunities to deliver aid to those trapped by the conflict.
Lebanon: Aid Convoy Reaches Hard-Hit Southern Lebanon August 1, 2006
Two Mercy Corps truckloads of critical food supplies and blankets reached the beleaguered town of Marjayoun on Tuesday, one of the first organized relief convoys to reach this devastated part of southern Lebanon since the current crisis began.
Lebanon: More Ways to Help Lebanese Families July 27, 2006
Lebanon: Q&A: Lebanon Relief Efforts July 20, 2006
Lebanon: Middle East Crisis: The Humanitarian Need July 17, 2006
Mercy Corps began delivering relief supplies on Thursday to families displaced by continuing Israeli military operations in Lebanon.
Lebanon: The Mule Whisperer February 10, 2006
Lebanon: The Old Man and the Mill November 22, 2005
Chebba, South Lebanon - His real name is Ali Ismail. But people here still know him as Ali Tahan, which means Ali the Miller.
Lebanon: Filling Healthy Baskets August 8, 2005
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.