June 17, 2020

The overlooked

  The anti-racism protests in the USA are strongly resonating in Lebanon. Local voices are now rising up to denounce the underlying racism in the Lebanese society, which has overlooked for decades the many abuses faced by migrant domestic workers […]
June 15, 2020

NGOs turn us down because they have no programs for vulnerable Lebanese

MEET HANANE Hanane receiving soap, masks, and a food voucher from a partner church My name is Hanane, I am Lebanese, and I was born in 1982. I live with my husband and two children. I trained to be a […]
June 11, 2020

No one warned me what life would be like here

MEET DJAJIDA Djajida with her eight-month-old son My name is Djajida, I am 26 and I am from Kenya. Life was good back there but my younger sister and I were raised by a single mother, and for as long […]
June 3, 2020

Scared of catching the virus

MEET AIDA Aida with her husband and three of their grand-children I live in Lebanon in a small tent in the Beqaa valley, with my mother, my husband, my daughter, and my grand-children. We are from Aleppo in Syria. Life […]
April 16, 2020

Spring at last!

For the families we help serve, spring comes with the relief to have made it through one more harsh winter. In Lebanon and Syria, temperatures went down to 20°F this winter, with heavy rain, storms, and shortages of electricity and […]
April 14, 2020

Prisoners in our own homes

MEET NAJWA My husband and I have two daughters and a son. We have been living in this tent with my husband’s brother, his wife, and their three toddlers, for the past four years. Before the war, we were living […]
March 19, 2020

I am one of them

My name is Mazen and I serve our Syrian brothers in the relief team of my church. We visit them often to see what their needs are. In this season, they badly need winter items, especially where we are. The […]
September 23, 2019

These food vouchers are our daily bread

MEET HASSAN   “My name is Hassan and I am from Syria. I live here in Lebanon with my sister and my two sons, Hussein and Ali. Their mother had a heart attack almost a year ago, and she passed […]
July 18, 2019

When forgiveness turns to love

MEET TALIA “My name is Talia and I serve here at the church, helping Syrian refugee families in our community with food, milk, diapers, or winter assistance. The Syrian refugees we are helping have been through a lot, some are […]
March 28, 2019

Helping transition out-of-school children to formal education

Out-of-school Syrian children who want to enter the public school system in Lebanon now have a mandatory pathway of entry to catch up on missed education and enter closer to age-level. MERATH is coordinating with the Ministry of Education and […]