Meet some of the inspiring people who work with to provide unconditional, life transforming, assistance to people in great need.

March 21, 2019

Journey of a mother

MEET ROULA “I was living in a nice house with my husband, our newborn son, and two daughters. One day we were told that ISIS was coming to our neighborhood. I left the house immediately with my children. As we […]
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 […]
September 28, 2018

Getting ready for the new academic year

This new academic year, more than 1,600 children are enrolled in the nine education centers we are supporting in Lebanon. An additional 370 will continue to benefit from two child friendly spaces in Syria. This September, MERATH organized several trainings […]
September 16, 2018
Child friendly space in Syria

Child friendly space in Syria becomes a symbol of hope

MEET GEORGE “My name is George and I am 23 years old. I am from Damascus and I am a dentist. But I am also working in psychosocial support programs in Syria such as the child friendly space (CFS) that […]
May 20, 2018
church education programs for refugees

So much more than just academics!

MEET NADINE ” My name is Nadine and I am an English teacher in the church education program. We are four teachers and we are able to provide 75 children education in the fields of English, Math, Arabic, and Arts. […]
March 16, 2018
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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 […]
January 1, 2018
church learning center

Syrian refugee teaches the children of his former enemies

MEET FADI   “I am from a large city in Syria where fighting became quite violent and I had to flee to Lebanon in 2013. Now, I teach Arabic to 120 Syrian refugee children aged 6-11. When I started teaching […]
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 […]
November 27, 2017
Church's assistance for Syrian refugees

Sewing project and community helps a mother forgive her daughter’s killers

MEET LEILA   “I used to be a seamstress in Idleb, Syria, working and providing alone for my three children since the death of my husband in 2002. During particularly violent clashes in my city in November 2013, my home […]