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Plan International began operating in Lebanon to address the biggest issues faced by the most vulnerable children in refugee and host communities.
There are currently around 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, causing a huge strain on the country’s resources. 

More than half of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are out of school putting them at greater risk of child marriage, abuse and child labour. In addition to these risks, children often arrive in the country in need of emotional support to help them overcome the distress they have experienced due to the conflict in Syria.

It is also a struggle for Syrian refugees in the country to make a living due to restrictive regulations, increasing the level of poverty.

In response, our priorities are:

  • Ensuring the most vulnerable children can get an education
  • Working with communities to keep children safe from all forms of violence
  • Supporting young people to learn skills, get good jobs, earn a living and play a meaningful role in society.
Syrian refugee crisis appeal
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Where we work
Our Address
1st Floor, Phoenix Building
Sassine Square, Ashrafieh
Key contacts
Colin Lee, Middle East Crisis Programme Director

Colin Lee

Middle East Crisis Programme Director, Plan International