Country Brief: World Vision - Lebanon

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World Vision started operating in Lebanon in 1975. Since then, it has been assisting Lebanese families and refugees through long-term development projects, emergency relief, and advocacy, complementing the efforts of the government and other humanitarian partners.

World Vision has been working with the poorest communities in Lebanon for nearly 45 years, and has established strong relations with communities and local stakeholders. World Vision’s development program focuses on empowering local communities to become agents of change. World Vision programmes in Lebanon are designed to strengthen a child-sensitive social protection system for vulnerable girls and boys, through ESSENTIAL NUMBERS FOR FY20 292 Country Brief UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, EU, PRM, USAID, BMZ, Cyprus MFA, UNDP, SHO, DRA, ADH, GACprojects staff members and 300 on call casual workers 300+ local partners: schools, municipalities, CBOs, NGOs $21,7 million annual budget in addition to $182,5 million in cash transfer value 575,636 beneficiaries including 450,000 children 17,000 children registered in Sponsorship Programmedisasters managed including COVID response Donors evidence-based interventions in child protection, education, water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), basic assistance and livelihoods.

Since 2012, World Vision has been responding to the Syrian Crisis by assisting Syrian refugees and vulnerable members of local host communities through humanitarian relief programs across sectors. In 2020, World Vision responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and reached 247,000 individuals including 126,306 children to limit the spread of the virus and reduce its impact on vulnerable children and families. World Vision also responded to the Beirut Explosion and delivered assistance to 90,000 beneficiaries including 27,000 children. World Vision previously responded to the 2006 war as well as floods.