Lebanon

Why World Vision is in Lebanon


Despite a relatively high level of development in Lebanon, frustrations with ongoing electrical outages, price inflation, and proposed taxes led to mass protests in 2019, culminating in the resignation of the Prime Minister. The value of Lebanon’s currency dropped, and the cost of food and other essentials rose. Many businesses are cutting their employees’ salaries, or closing. The World Bank estimates that by the end of 2020, 50% of people could be living below the poverty line. Lebanon has the highest number of refugees per capita, including 1.5 million who fled conflict in Syria. Due to economic instability and other constraints, many of these vulnerable families are unable to rent apartments and instead live in informal tented settlements, further destabilizing children. World Vision’s “It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children” campaign earned government support, and was promoted across the country through television, radio, and social media. And the “Safety Passages” project was established to help keep kids safe on the roads they travel to school.

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.

  • Children are safer from violence and abuse after parents learned about positive discipline, how to improve family communication, and how to create a safe environment for their children at home and in the community.

Healthy Children and Families

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

  • In Lebanon, children are learning to protect themselves from preventable diseases by practicing better hygiene and sanitation, including properly throwing away trash, which has been an ongoing problem in the communities.
  • Children and parents are improving their communities and protecting the environment, by picking up roadside garbage.

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.

  • Nearly 10,000 children can learn in better-equipped schools after World Vision provided furniture, books, games, and school supplies.
  • Children are better equipped to protect themselves from violence and bullying. More than 10,000 girls and boys learned about their rights, teamwork, conflict resolution, and positive communication.

Prayer Requests from Lebanon

World Vision's staff in Lebanon are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For the Lebanese leaders to serve their country and its children in a manner that pleases the Lord.

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  • For the safety of families in need, and for the well-being of children who are marginalized and at vulnerable due to poverty.

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  • For our staff to serve the people of Lebanon faithfully and with pure hearts.

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News from Lebanon

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