Lebanon

Number of people served: 11,332

With close to 1 million Syrians having found asylum in Lebanon, the country hosts the 4th largest refugee population in the world. In addition to Syrians, Lebanon also hosts more than 5,000 Iraqi refugees. Formal refugee camps do not exist in Lebanon, so most refugees live in informal settlements or in urban areas.

Our work in Lebanon

Since July 2013, JRS Lebanon provides support to refugee families in Bourj Hammoud through home visits, accompaniment, the distribution of emergency aid, and other social services. The JRS Frans Van Der Lugt Centre provides formal and informal education to refugee children, youth, and adults. JRS Lebanon also runs several schools providing formal education to refugee children, as well as women’s centres in Bar Elias and Baalbeck.

See our work

Mr. Atef, Syrian refugee and PE teacher, with his students at the JRS school in Baalbek
Mr. Atef, a refugee from Homs, Syria, is a PE teacher at a JRS school in Baalbek. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
JRS Syria staff visits a Syrian family living in Beirut to conduct need assessments
JRS Syria staff visits a Syrian family living in Beirut to conduct need assessments. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Refugees in a camp in the Bekaa Valley.
Refugees in a camp in the Bekaa Valley. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Women talk in a refugee camp near Bar Elias.
Women talk in a refugee camp near Bar Elias. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Lebanon Country Director

Heba Al Basha

lebanon@jrs.net

Project locations:

Baalbek, Bourj Hammoud, Bar Elias, Jbeil

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