As COVID-19 continues to spread, children and families in Lebanon grow more vulnerable each day.
Home to nearly 1.5 million Syrian refugees, Lebanon is already experiencing severe economic crisis. The country’s weak health system and current political crisis have left families with no means to protect themselves against a pandemic.
Our teams are on the ground in Lebanon distributing essential supplies to children and families living in overcrowded communities. Your urgent support is needed today.
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.
The Challenges for Children in Lebanon
With widespread poverty and resources stretched to a breaking point, children in Lebanon need your help.*
- 92% 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
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 33,341 children from harm
- Provided 8,367 children with a healthy start in life
- Supported 50,584 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs
How to Help Children in Lebanon
Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in Lebanon, and around the world, survive and thrive.
Sponsor a Child
Be the hero in the life of a child in need. Sponsor a child and help them grow up healthy, educated and safe.
Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 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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