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.

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Progress in Lebanon

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Child protection community groups have a joint plan to strengthen child protection, helping to keep more children safe.
  • 588 parents learned positive parenting skills, including how to discipline children without physical or emotional punishment, helping to protect girls and boys from abuse.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • 7,000 people received information on how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.
  • Face masks and medical gloves were given to health facilities, community health workers and caregivers, helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Children and young people attended our life skills training, empowering them with new skills and confidence for the future.

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

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