Find out about our work with refugees living in Lebanon
Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Since 2011 it has received over 1.07 million Syrian refugees, absorbing 25% of Syria’s national population, as well as accommodating hundreds of thousands of long-term Palestinian refugees and more than 20,000 refugees from other countries.
According to the UN, 76% of 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 in Lebanon.