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Renowned for its towering cedar trees, Lebanon boasts fertile valleys, snow-capped, ore-rich mountains, and – in a region where water is scarce – sixteen rivers that flow into the glistening Mediterranean Sea along Lebanon’s western coast. This small Middle Eastern country has an incredibly rich culture, evincing the influence of Greek, Roman, Arab, Ottoman Turk, and French culture.

Thanks to caring people like you, Children Incorporated has helped thousands of children living in poverty in Lebanon since 1964. 

However, Lebanon’s wealth of diversity has also contributed to its turbulent history. Lebanon continues to suffer repercussions of a history riddled with wars – both civil and international. Poverty, unemployment, and the ever-present threat of war are tragic realities here. 

Challenges for Children in Lebanon

In Lebanon, children’s very lives and futures are at risk, as they struggle with poverty and lack of educational resources. Right now, children in Lebanon need your help.

–  About 78% of the Lebanese population lives below the poverty line,
with 36% percent of the population living in extreme poverty
– Nearly 7% of children are forced to join the workforce
to help support their families
– With a very high number of refugees living in the country, the rate of
extreme poverty is high among immigrants fleeing violence in their home countries
– Many refugee children face trauma and live in poor conditions in refugee camps

Our Work in Lebanon

Thanks to caring people like you, Children Incorporated has helped thousands of children living in poverty in Lebanon since 1964. 

We work with our volunteer coordinators in local communities to provide health and nutrition, education, hygiene items, clothes, shoes, and other essentials that help children and families rise above the poverty in which they live.

Our strategy is to focus on individual children through our sponsorship program, ensuring they are receiving exactly what they need on a regular basis.

Your support makes it possible to help children in crisis in Lebanon.

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How do I sponsor a child in Lebanon?

You can sponsor a child in Lebanon in one of three ways: call our office at 1-800-538-5381 and speak with one of our staff members; email us at sponsorship@children-inc.org; or go online to our sponsorship portal, create an account, and search for a child in Lebanon that is available for sponsorship.

SPONSOR A CHILD

SOURCES:

https://blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/lebanon-multi-dimension-poverty-index-shows-53-residents-were-poor-crisis

https://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/rising-numbers-lebanese-families-unable-afford-food-education-their-children

written by Children Incorporated

We provide children living in poverty with education, hope and opportunity so they have the chance for a brighter future. Thanks to past and current supporters around the globe, we work with 235 affiliated sites in 20 countries to offer basic needs, emergency relief, and community support to thousands of children and their families each year.

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