Help Save Children in Lebanon

As violence consumed Syria, desperate families fled their homes, many ending up in Lebanon. Now, one in four people in Lebanon is a Syrian refugee. Before the Syrian crisis, poverty in Lebanon was already widespread. Many Lebanese children had little access to health care and basic services. Now the strain on the country’s limited resources is putting both Lebanese and refugee children in peril.

EMERGENCY ALERT

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 Challenges for Children in Lebanon

With widespread poverty and resources stretched to a breaking point, children in Lebanon need your help.*

  • Only 88% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 20% of school-age children are out of school
  • 8 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 2% of children are engaged in child labor
  • 29% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Lebanon

Save the Children has been in Lebanon, responding to emergency and development needs, since 1953. The current events in Lebanon underscore the importance of Save the Children's work with children, adolescents, youth and families. 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.

As the situation evolves, Save the Children will continue to monitor and respond to the needs of Syrian and Lebanese children and their families. Save the Children will continue to work to give vulnerable children access to education, health care, protection and a chance to succeed in school and in life.

  • Protected 28,395 children from harm
  • Supported 189,881 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 227,207 children with a healthy start in life
  • Helped 39,582 families feed their children

How to Help Children in Lebanon

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2017 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)

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