November 6, 2018
Iraqi refugee in Lebanon

Makeup training helps an Iraqi refugee in Lebanon learn new skills

MEET AMINA “My name is Amina, I am 29 and I am an Iraqi refugee in Lebanon. I came to Lebanon in 2014 with my husband and our five-year-old son, because ISIS was in our area. For a while, we […]
October 20, 2018
Education gives new dreams and wings

Education gives a teenager new dreams

MEET DIMA “Before the war in Syria, life was decent although we were not living in luxury. My husband was a painter, and I was a housewife. When the war started we witnessed very scary things: kidnappings, fighting, airplanes flying […]
October 10, 2018

The lasting impact of education

The education projects we support have a lasting and deep impact in the lives of the children who benefit from it. This beautiful letter from Dima to her teachers is the best proof of it.   Meet Dima’s mother My […]
October 1, 2018

Quarterly highlights – Q3 2018

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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 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 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. […]
February 17, 2018
Income-generating sewing program for refugee women

Sewing program frees a family from debt

MEET HALA “My name is Hala. I am married and have two daughters, respectively 5 and 4 years-old. We left our village in the Aleppo countryside in Syria 10 months ago. Our house was destroyed. I was afraid for my […]
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 […]