Working With Children in Lebanon


Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.


Update: impact of Beirut explosion

A massive explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed over 130 people and injured thousands more. The latest reports indicate that your sponsored child’s community in Lebanon has not been impacted by the explosion. Our sponsor-supported communities also remain safe and secure. World Vision is already on the ground assisting thousands of children and families who have been affected. Learn more about our emergency response and how you can help.
Lebanon currently hosts more than one 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.

Shortages of food and medicine, coupled with little or no family income, force young Syrian girls into early marriage and cause other children to beg in 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.

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:

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

  • 28 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 11 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 5 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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

  • 429 children received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 2 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 150 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of raising their children with love and tenderness
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.

  • 1,860 people in emergencies received life-saving support like tents, cooking sets and hygiene kits 
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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