The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, with approximately 16.7 million Syrians needing humanitarian aid in 2023. That’s more than half of the country’s population.
Why World Vision is in Lebanon
Last year, Lebanon faced economic crisis, political tensions and instability, continued repercussions from COVID-19, and widespread hunger. The existing and multiplying needs of a massive refugee population added to what’s been a trying year for this nation.Lebanon was significantly impacted by the global hunger crisis last year, requiring urgent humanitarian assistance to support livelihoods and prevent acute malnutrition. Economic collapse due to extreme inflation exacerbated the crisis. Cholera, spreading north of the country, demanded combat. The Lebanese parliament has been unable to elect a president, leaving a vacancy in the government that already has limited authority. Instability spread to education as well, with teachers on strike since mid-December. With schools closed, children are at risk of dropping out. World Vision responded directly to the refugee crisis by supporting the livelihoods of refugees through cash-for-work assistance and other programs. We’ve also worked to improve access to quality education with retention support and financial assistance. In total, over 845,000 people, including nearly 450,000 children, were served through programs in child protection, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Lebanon
World Vision's staff in Lebanon are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For the nearly 1 million Lebanese and refugee children affected by interrupted education.
For communities to find refuge in the midst of turbulent circumstances.
News from Lebanon
In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.
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