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.

Thursday 18 December 2014


Our field staff from the Shelter and Food Security and Livelihoods teams provided us with short quotes summing up what motivates them or why they are inspired by their work.


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Wednesday 17 December 2014

The International Community Must Step Up its Support #4Lebanon

A core group of INGO's working in Lebanon, including Save The Children, have launched a major campaign to raise awareness about the urgent humanitarian situation in Lebanon. The campaign which was coordinated by the LHIF and the core working group includes a website, info-graphics and abundant social media traffic. The campaign coincides with the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan that the UN is launching this week.


Tuesday 16 December 2014

Street Children's Own Animated Films Screened in International Film Festival

For an emerging filmmaker to be selected to take part in an international film festival is a great achievement. It is an even bigger achievement when a child who had to leave school and work on the streets gets selected to participate in a recognized worldwide movie festival.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Opening: Dekwane Youth Center

Save the Children’s Beirut field office has opened its third and final youth center on Thursday the 30th of October in Dekwane, under the Japan Platform (JPF) fund. The project is being implemented in six communities: three in Bekaa, and three in Beirut.

The centers target adolescents and youth aged between 14 and 24 from both refugee and host communities. The aim of the project is to strengthen relationships between Lebanese youth and Syrian, Palestinian and Iraqi refugee adolescents.