HI started work in Lebanon in 1992 in the Palestinian refugee camps and clusters (rehabilitation and promoting the rights of people with disabilities, and mental health work). The association has since provided emergency assistance in the crisis situations that have rocked the country and region. Since 2011, HI has been supporting Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community affected by the war in Syria.
In North Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, HI ensures that people with disabilities receive appropriate emergency care such as rehabilitation, assistive devices (prostheses and orthotics) and psychosocial support.
HI is also carrying out mine clearance operations in the north of the country following Lebanese civil war.
Working with education actors and as well protection actors, HI is looking at improving the inclusion of children with disability into learning program as well as moving toward an inclusive humanitarian response in Lebanon.
Following Beirut Port Blast on August 4th 2020, HI is working with local civil society to ensure victims of the explosion have access to comprehensive rehabilitation services as well as psychosocial activities.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HI has continued to help the world’s most vulnerable people. We have adapted our interventions in more than 45 countries.