Monday 1 December 2014

Gearing up for the Winter

Lebanon has already witnessed two storms in the beginning of winter 2014. Storm Misha greeted the country with massive bolts of lightning and a rapid decrease in temperature, followed by storm Nancy’s heavy rain that fell across the country and snowfall that covered high altitude areas.

Friday 28 November 2014

One Drop at a Time

One Drop at a Time: Save the Children Lebanon’s national advocacy campaign to encourage water conservation.

If you’ve visited Lebanon this past summer (2014), there’s a big chance you’ve noticed the abundance of water trucks parked outside buildings, filling up one of the growing number of water tanks that have run dry.

Thursday 27 November 2014

Focusing in on Refugee Children’s Lives

Children count for a disproportionate number of those affected by the crisis in Syria. To date, more than 40 per cent of all Syrian refugee children have fled to Lebanon; a quarter of whom are under the age of four. For many, their life experiences form a terrible mosaic of instability, poverty, loss and distress.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

My Rights through my Eyes

This November 20th marks 25 years since the world made a set of promises to all children when it adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The CRC acknowledged all children as rights holders and inspired the move towards child advocacy, bringing positive change in the lives of many. Although today’s children are far more likely to survive and prosper than they would have 25 years ago, many are being marginalized and left behind.


Tuesday 18 November 2014

Carrying Bricks instead of School Books: Adib's Story

Adib is a 13 year old boy who had to leave Syria after the war erupted. He joined his parents who work in Lebanon but his family couldn’t afford to send him to school, especially after his father lost his job. Adib had to work as a delivery boy in a supermarket under harsh and exploitative conditions in order to make ends meet.

This film was made by Adib