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
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Syria: Three years in crisis March 12, 2014
A look inside the worst humanitarian disaster of our time and what we must do to help families trapped by war.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Quick facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis March 10, 2014
Three years in, Syria's civil war has fueled a massive exodus. See the staggering new statistics and learn the facts behind the figures.
Lebanon, Syria: A commitment to Syria's children March 12, 2014
The trauma doesn't end when Syrian children escape the war. We're finding new ways to ensure this generation is not lost to this crisis.
Lebanon, Syria: Meeting urgent needs of new Syrian refugees February 7, 2014
Getting critical supplies to families who have recently crossed the border is a key part of our work in Lebanon. Watch a video of our latest distribution.
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: The human toll of the Syria crisis must be addressed long term January 14, 2014
As civil war enters its fourth year, we're helping refugees and host countries cope with prolonged displacement — and urge international leaders to do the same.
Lebanon, Syria: Severe storm and freezing temperatures stress refugees' urgent winter needs December 18, 2013
We're providing clothing and heating supplies to Syrian families who fled to Lebanon with nothing to prepare them for harsh winter conditions.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Raising awareness to prevent polio among Syrian refugee children November 7, 2013
A polio outbreak in Syria raises concerns about disease in crowded refugee conditions. We're supporting UNCEF's vaccination campaign and addressing sanitation needs.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: In the News: NPR's All Things Considered visits Syrian refugees with Mercy Corps' child protection expert October 22, 2013
Alexandra Chen spoke with NPR about the importance of treating symptoms of trauma in children displaced by the conflict.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Syrian humanitarian crisis demands new perspective on emergency response October 10, 2013
Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer outlines key steps we should take to help Syrians caught in the civil war.
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria: Neal Keny-Guyer on Syria humanitarian crisis at the National Press Club October 8, 2013
Watch the video and read the remarks from Mercy Corps' CEO.