In 2022, World Vision responded to 58 disasters in 57 countries, helping more than 31.1 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2022.
Why World Vision is in Lebanon
Lebanon has faced many challenges for years, each worsening different aspects of life. From failing governmental reforms, inflation on basic supplies, and underdeveloped infrastructure to high unemployment and the Syrian conflict affecting Lebanon, 2020 marked a peak of the economic crisis that led to unprecedented social instability. The devaluation of the Lebanese lira, the outbreak of COVID-19, and the August Beirut port blast further crippled the economy, increasing poverty and straining vulnerable Lebanese and refugees. These crises have negatively impacted children: School dropouts, child labor, and violence are on the rise; kids’ mental and emotional health are at risk; and children’s rights are in danger. Thanks to sponsorship programs and emergency responses, tens of thousands of kids and families received resources and care. In the most vulnerable situations — including refugee camps and disaster-affected areas — people got access to food and livelihood resources, children’s educations were supported and their protection was prioritized, and families were strengthened with parenting classes and necessities like water and sanitation.
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 people who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, that they would find comfort, peace, and protection in God.
For one of Lebanon’s most difficult economic crises — for economic and social stability as hyperinflation increases during the pandemic and regional unrest.
News from Lebanon
Now in its 11th year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, with more than 13.5 million Syrians forcibly displaced. That’s more than half of the country’s population.
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