Find out about our work with refugees living in Lebanon
Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. According to UNHCR estimates there are now approximately 3 million displaced people in need across the country. It is currently hosting around 1 million Syrians (despite having put in place very strict restrictions on Syrians entering the country in 2015), as well as hundreds of thousands of long-term Palestinian refugees and asylum-seekers.
UN reports state that 80% of the 215,000 Syrian households in Lebanon are existing below the poverty line and more than half live in sub-standard conditions in overcrowded buildings and abandoned warehouses. Amnesty International has reported that Syrian refugees within Lebanon are experiencing an “increasingly hostile and xenophobic environment”.
Help Refugees provides immediate, flexible support to grassroots organisations working to relieve the stress and anxiety experienced by thousands of refugees in Lebanon every day. As well as providing basic daily necessities, these groups are creating educational and vocational opportunities which empower and support the displaced population building new lives across the country. Take a look at the links below to learn more about the wonderful work of our partners such as Salam LADC in Lebanon.
Emergency aid in Bekaa Valley
We work with the Salam Foundation to provide core relief to people arriving in Bekaa Valley with nothing, as well as funding community centres and education projects for those living in the camps and surrounding area. More