International Day of Older Persons
On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, UNHCR Lebanon would like to pay tribute to the resilience of older persons among refugees who bring invaluable contributions to their communities and families. Older refugees, like Nori, 80 years old, and his wife Turkiya, 75 years […]
With Syria refugee crisis, Lebanese health services improve
Hosting more than one million refugees in a country of four million has given Lebanon an opportunity to improve public healthcare services.
Gay and transgender refugees seek safety in the Middle East
LGBTI refugees in the region face a heightened risk of violent abuse, including murder, sometimes at the hands of extremists or criminal gangs.
Schools enrol more Syrian refugees children in Lebanon
UNHCR is working with its partners in Lebanon to expand educational opportunities for thousands of young refugees from neighbouring Syria.
DFID funds winter assistance to Syrians in Lebanon
Lebanon hosts over one million Syrian refugees; more than half of them live in garages, abandoned buildings, and makeshift tented settlements. Last winter hit early in November and continued until late March, with several villages experiencing waves of snowfall, strong winds and heavy rain making access difficult, especially in locations […]
Community Recycling – A Search for Common Ground
UNHCR and partners seek to invest in measures that promote interaction between refugees and host communities, mitigate tensions and deal peacefully with conflict. One such initiative is implemented by the NGO Search for Common Ground together with UNHCR and funded by the European Union.
Aghabani training with L’Artisan du Liban
Thanks to funding of the European Union, in 2014 UNHCR started a workshop in Tikrit, North Lebanon for Syrian and Lebanese women on the ‘Aghabani’ embroidery technique. Next to learning new skills the programme also offers the participants a chance to meet and interact, fostering a greater social cohesion between the two communities.
Library Opening Day in Arsal and Hermel
A great day for these kids in Hermel and Arsal: their new library books have arrived! With a generous donation of the European Union, six school libraries in northern Bekaa have now received books in Arabic, English and French. These will be used to strengthen the language skills of both […]