Lebanon

Working with Children in Lebanon

Lebanon currently hosts an estimated 1.5 million Syrians who have fled their homes, half of whom are children. World Vision’s Syria Crisis Response has reached approximately 1.1 million people, including more than 374,000 in Lebanon, who are assisted with food, cash, access to improved water and sanitation and child protection services.

Common problems among refugees include shortages of food and medicine, coupled with little or no family income. Their situation forces young Syrian girls into early marriage and cause other children to beg on the streets. Native-born children in Lebanon are also vulnerable to the effects of poverty including violence, dropping out of school, and abuse. World Vision promotes child rights while improving job opportunities for parents, so they can better meet the needs of their children.

 

Update: Impact of Beirut explosion

Another area of focus is in providing help to people affected by the 2020 Beirut explosion. A rapid assessment conducted by the United Nations revealed the severe psychological consequences for children and the dire needs of families following the catastrophe. World Vision declared a Category II emergency and launched a multi-sectoral response to assist children and families in Beirut.

Since 2020, we have continued to provide support for families with shelter education, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and basic assistance, including cash transfers. As of September 2021, the World Vision Partnership (including World Vision Canada) has supported 162,085 people – 62,795 of whom are children – in the greater Beirut area.

Your impact in Lebanon

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 22 children and youth participated in activities aimed at ending violence against children.
  • 42 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 118 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 
 
  • 398 youth have completed life skills training through World Vision programs.
  • 8 teachers received training in topics such as literacy, early childhood development and child-centered approaches.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 451 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 358 people benefited from psychosocial support activities appropriate for their age and gender.
  • 860 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 53,000 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 740 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 238 people were trained in agriculture and livestock techniques including food production, livestock handling, climate-smart techniques and post-harvest storage methods.
  • 2,274 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
 

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