Refugees in Lebanon

Refugees in Lebanon


The whole world is facing the worst crisis since WWII. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is also hitting Lebanon in the midst of our political and financial upheaval. TFF was and is still facing a hard time to withdraw money from our bank account.

As for COVID-19, things are escalating rapidly in Lebanon. As of today, the total number of COVID-19 patients currently receiving medical attention in Lebanon after accounting for the four deaths is 230. This is not a small number for such a tiny country as Lebanon. Eleven percent of all cases in Lebanon involve a patient below the age of 20; patients between 20 and 59 years old account for 77% of cases; and 10% of cases involve patients aged 60 and above.

There are also hundreds of individuals who are quarantined, most of them came from Iran and Italy. Due to political reasons, our government was unable to cancel flights to and from Iran. In addition, Iranians and Lebanese in Iran are coming by land through Syria. The controls on the Syrian-Lebanese border were very basic. All schools and universities in Lebanon are closed. Courts, parliament, museums, theatres and entertainment places are also shut down. Since last week, all restaurants and cafes are asked to shut down as well. National mobilisation is implemented now.

COVID-19 has paralysed the world and governments, and organisations are doing their utmost to control the spread of the deadly pandemic. We, with our very limited human and financial resources, join the world in its fight against COVID-19 by helping our constituency of Syrian refugees in these areas:

  • Raising awareness and providing the relevant facts about COVID-19
  • Providing drills to children and mothers on proper hand washing
  • Distributing free soap and sanitizers
  • Training our sewing schools students to make masks
  • Producing 1,000 masks to be distributed to the Syrian refugees
  • Distributing children stories so children can spend their time reading in their tents
  • Providing healthy meals for children during February and the first part of March to strengthen their immunity
  • Instructing Syrian refugees on how to reach the Red Cross and health care providers in case they have COVID-19 symptoms

We work with around 1,200 people in the nearby camps. We feed 120 people 5 days a week and teach sewing to 20 ladies every 6 months. We are teaching 35 teen boys carpentry and share a message of hope with 200 people every week. We gave 400 baskets of soap and hygiene items to 400 tents in response to the COVID-19 crisis in March. We will give 50 baskets of food to 50 needy families who are affected by the bad situation in Lebanon. 


Thank you,

GHNI Partner