November 1, 2022

Winter in the time of Cholera

After more than 11 years of conflict in Syria and three years of compounding crises in Lebanon, there still doesn’t seem to be any hope in sight. As food insecurity soars, desperation increases proportionally to humanitarian needs. Now, just as […]
October 20, 2022

A part of us died last winter

MEET KHADIJA Khadija standing outside the tent where she lives in the Bekaa valley Before the war, life was normal and easy. There was safety and we didn’t need anything. We lived in our own houses and didn’t have to […]
August 4, 2022

Two years later, Lebanon struggles to recover

Two years ago, the Beirut port explosion damaged or destroyed the homes of 300,000 people, left more than 200 people dead, injured 7,000, and left most of the capital’s inhabitants traumatized. When this catastrophe happened, Lebanon had already been going […]
July 29, 2022

Finally able to catch my breath

MEET OMAYA Omaya and her two children with MERATH’s church partner My name is Omaya and I am from Egypt. My mother is Lebanese and my father is Egyptian. I was born in Egypt and when I was 3 months […]
July 15, 2022

The Lord will provide

MEET ABISSA Abissa and her youngest son drinking milk We are from Afrin, Syria. The war broke out and everything around us got destroyed so we had to leave our home. We have been living in Lebanon since 2018 with […]
June 27, 2022

We trust God has better plans for us

Visiting the Algasem family again more than four years after we initially met them left us with mixed feelings. As happy as we were to see this beautiful family again, we also felt sadness and discouragement as they were explaining […]
April 6, 2022

Not again, Lord!

This past month and a half were marked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, we know too well what it is to experience war and care for refugees and internally displaced people, and our hearts […]
March 24, 2022

Final stretch before spring renewal

“As a deer longs for a stream of cool water”, so do the families we serve long for spring and the relief that it brings to have made it through one more harsh winter. An unusually cold and long winter […]
January 14, 2022

Knowing that my work will help someone

MEET LEILA Leila preparing canned food to be distributed to vulnerable families in her neighborhood When armed forces entered our area in Syria and began raiding homes, burning places, arresting and killing people indiscriminately, we fled with one bag for […]
September 15, 2021

The Church is not a building

MEET MARY Mary and fellow church members on their way to visit some families they help in their neighborhood Our church was very small to start with and as it grew, we had to build a bigger church. We first […]