MERATH partners with local churches and organizations to implement relief and development projects for thousands of displaced and vulnerable families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, in the fields of basic needs, education and child protection, livelihoods, and recovery.

It is in the context of relationship and community that our church partners are able to be authentic witnesses to our vulnerable neighbors, unconditionally serving each according to their needs.

Services Provided: 

  • Food assistance
  • Winter items
  • Hygiene items
  • Health services
  • Non-formal education
  • Psychosocial support
  • Vocational training
  • Agricultural support
  • Shelter rehabilitation

Statistics (fiscal year 2018-2019):  

  • 51,000 individuals benefited from food assistance.
  • 30,000 individuals received winter items to keep warm.
  • 2,200 families with babies and young children provided with diapers and milk.
  • 1,000 individuals received medical assistance.
  • 500 individuals benefited from water purifiers.
  • 170 individuals enrolled in vocational training.
  • 1,000 individuals benefited from agriculture assistance.
  • 1,500 children received non-formal education in 9 learning centers in Lebanon.
  • 600 children enrolled in 3 child friendly spaces in Syria.
  • 2,000 children reached with psychosocial support activities and/or counseling.
  • 700 individuals benefited from home rehabilitation in Syria.
  • 300 staff and volunteers participated in trainings, workshops, and retreats.

Looking forward to 2020:

In 2020, MERATH had hoped to continue shifting its focus from mostly relief to more recovery and development. In light of the unprecedented economic crisis in Lebanon and the COVID-19 health crisis, MERATH is now working to expend its reach to bring relief to even more vulnerable people.

 

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