Lebanon

Working With Children in Lebanon

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. 

 

  • 972 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Lebanon, reported for FY18 (September 2017 to October 2018)

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

  • 10 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Lebanon, reported for FY18 (September 2017 to October 2018)

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

 
  • 23 schools were renovated to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
  • 32 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 931 children were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
*Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Lebanon, reported for FY18 (September 2017 to October 2018)

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