Child Refugee Crisis
One in four people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. We have reached over 530,000 Syrian refugees here, including 313,000 children, with critical protection, education, food and shelter assistance.
The current events in Lebanon underscore the importance of Save the Children's work with children, adolescents, youth and families in Lebanon where Save the Children has been responding to emergency and development needs since 1953. At a time of instability and uncertainty, Save the Children's network of partners in Lebanon is implementing the approaches developed during past emergencies to create effective safe spaces for children, adolescents, youth and families in need.
More than 5.8 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 13 years
9 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $27 a day
As the situation evolves, Save the Children will continue to work with its partners to monitor and respond to the needs of children, adolescents and youth and their families. Save the Children supported youth to:
Organize summer camps for underprivileged children where participants were taken out of the poverty of their village for a few days to engage in games and drama activities;
Produce village festivals where entire communities came out and shared meals and laughter and remembered that what brings them together as opposed to what separates them;
Work with children with special needs to give time and attention they so richly deserve; and organize village level sporting events where communities were able to share in the excitement of competition and fair play and come together afterwards to celebrate the fact that full participation guarantees that everyone wins.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 227,207 children
with a healthy start in life
helped 39,582 families
feed their children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2015 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2015; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2015; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2015