Who we are


MERATH is a faith-based organization that partners with local churches and organizations in the MENA region to implement relief and development programs for refugees and vulnerable people in the context of community, and to facilitate long-term, sustainable change.

We work to see the rich material and human resources of the MENA region stewarded well to uphold universal human worth, restoring hope through unconditional collective engagement in fostering more equal and just societies.

How we work


We believe that human flourishing goes far beyond simply fulfilling one’s basic needs.
It is about hope being restored. This is why we work through local faith communities,
which we believe have the capacity for holistic impact.

We embrace our role as mediating actors in activating local faith communities, connecting them to the global humanitarian sector,
and translating between their sociolinguistic values and that of international donors.

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.