March 8, 2019

In the bleak mid-winter

In 2018-2019, Lebanon and Syria went through one of the harshest winters in many years as they were hit by intense storms, heavy rain, and snowfall leading to floods and freezing temperatures that severely affected numerous families living in makeshift […]
December 5, 2018

Restoring hope and dignity

MEET PASTOR AMAL “When my wife and I started serving in our building, it wasn’t a church at all. We noticed the tension between the Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community here, and we perceived that the refugees were living […]
November 23, 2018

Health services alleviate all sorts of pain

MEET AHMAD “We are originally from a small village near Aleppo. We had a big family who loved us and took care of my son Ahmad[1], who has a physical disability. Life in Lebanon has been very harsh. We lived […]
September 10, 2018
Syrian refugees growing vulnerabilities

Longing for home, uncertain to return

Eight years into the crisis, displaced Syrians are finding it even more difficult to make ends meet and are more vulnerable than ever. Refugees in neighboring countries are also confronted with internal and international pressures to go back. As much […]
June 11, 2018
Protecting children from child labor

Protecting children starts with feeding their family

Protecting children from child labor is a complex issue, and it starts by addressing the economic pressure on the family, which can often be the reason for sending a child to work. Child labor is a growing issue, as refugee and […]
May 11, 2018
Food assistance sends a 11-year-old back to school

Food assistance sends a child back to school

MEET FAYCAL ” My name is Omar[1] and I am a father of three, two boys and a girl. The neighborhood we were living in was heavily targeted and attacked during the war, and we lost our house. But the […]
March 16, 2018
MERATH-Meet-our-partners-Yara

Internally displaced woman now helps many in Syria

MEET YARA    “I used to work in a well-known bank and my husband was a lawyer. We are from a city in Syria where violent fighting and attacks forced us to move with our 3-year-old son soon after the […]
February 2, 2018
food distribution for Syrian refugees

A small food box makes a huge difference

MEET BASSAM   “I was working in another job before this one opened up to be the Manager for food distribution for Syrian refugees in Lebanon at my church. I prayed for a month before I took it. We help each […]
December 29, 2017
cash assistance and food baskets

Food assistance in Syria gives war victims some dignity back

MEET ADNAN   “I was a 54 year old man working as a taxi driver in Syria, living with my wife Amena and our three suns. Our elder boy , Mohammed, was studying English literature in the university. Tarek, 15, […]
December 19, 2017
christians of the Middle East help together the poor and the needy

All Christians of the Middle East help together the poor and the needy

MEET FATHER ANDREAS   “I am a priest in an orthodox church in the North West of Syria. We started working with FMEEC/MERATH (Middle East Revive and Thrive) three years ago, providing cash aid, winterization items (blankets and mattresses), then food […]