Who we are

 
 

MERATH is a faith-based organization that empowers local churches and organizations to implement relief and development projects for thousands of displaced and vulnerable families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.

We believe that it is through caring for the whole person that we best incarnate the ministry of Christ, who both fed the hungry and offered His body as the bread of life, healed the sick, and preached forgiveness of sins. It is in the context of relationship and community that our church partners are able to be authentic witnesses to our vulnerable neighbors, unconditionally serving each according to their needs.

How we work

 
 

We work alongside local faith communities, empowering them to be on the frontline
while supporting them with most of the administrative and technical work,
so they don't become overwhelmed and can stay true to their chore identity.

We invest in them to help them respond to the needs of the most vulnerable around them with high standards, while continuously listening to their feedback
and adapt our work accordingly, as well as offering them psychosocial support to maintain their wellbeing.

What we do

 
 

Through local partners, MERATH implements relief and development projects for thousands of displaced and vulnerable families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq in the fields of basic needs, education and child protection and livelihoods.

Our goal is of course to respond to the basic and urgent needs of the most vulnerable, but also to provide education and protection to out-of-school children and more generally to help families walk toward a sustainable and more hopeful future.