Friday 20 March 2015

Our Superhero Mohamad upholds education despite hard circumstances

As soon as one meets Mohamad, they cannot avoid noticing his funky and cool haircut and the lines drawn by his barber’s shaver on the sides of his head and on his eyebrow. A couple of years ago, before his arrival to Lebanon, Mohamad was a different boy. In Aleppo where he lived before finding refuge in Beirut, 13 year-old Mohamad was the smartest student in his class.

Monday 16 March 2015

Four Faces on the Fourth Anniversary of the Syrian Crisis

Four years on the war in Syria has left hundreds of thousands of children homeless, without any education or even without adequate food and nutrition essential for their lives and growth. The following four stories reflect the plight of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.


Salem carries potatoes instead of books


Monday 16 February 2015

Ministry of Labour, Save The Children, ILO, UNICEF, launch study on plight of working children on streets in Lebanon

BEIRUT, 16th February 2015 – A study launched today sheds light on the plight of working street-based children in Lebanon.

Thursday 5 February 2015

Photo Story: Syrian Refugee Children Scavenge for Food

Syrian refugee women and children working in the fields, harvesting potatoes in a farm earning four dollars a day in Bekaa -Lebanon



At the end of the work day, the landlord makes sure that all the harvested potatoes are loaded in the truck to be shipped to the market.


Monday 26 January 2015

Storm 'Zina' Response

The Middle East was hit by a major storm last week. The extreme conditions pose a continued serious threat to vulnerable families, particularly those living in sub-standard shelters such as tents, huts and makeshift buildings in the Bekaa Valley and Akkar. These areas experience harsher winter conditions due to their geographical position, altitude and temperature variation. Vulnerable children have been struggling to cope – and even survive – as the winter storm Zina brought unrelenting freezing winds, heavy rains, snow and temperatures as low as -12 degrees Celsius in Bekaa.