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 […]
December 5, 2017
Church learning center in Lebanon

Church learning center allows refugee children to catch up on years of missed education

MEET MAHMOUD   ” My wife Maha and I are Kurdish and we have three children. Before coming to Lebanon, we used to live in Aleppo where I was running my own business. However, when bombing and attacks increased in […]
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 […]
October 28, 2017
church helping Syrians in Lebanon

Love and help without conditions break the highest walls

MEET NOUR   “I remember I was sitting in the house during Ramadan and then suddenly shells started falling next in my neighbourhood.  The people outside were yelling ‘if you don’t leave now we will kill you!’. I was sitting […]