Lebanon Children

About Lebanon

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.

Facts About

More than 5.8 Million
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

Our Work

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...

    protected 28,395
    from harm

    supported 189,881
    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

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