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 […]
April 26, 2019

Faith organizations are key in global refugee response

This article was written by Jean Duff, president of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, and published on Devex, the media platform for the global development community. The JLI provides humanitarian policy makers and practitioners with research […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 8, 2019

In the bleak mid-winter

In 2018-2019, Lebanon and Syria went through one of the harshest winters in many years as they were hit by intense storms, heavy rain, and snowfall leading to floods and freezing temperatures that severely affected numerous families living in makeshift […]
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 […]
November 23, 2018

Health services alleviate all sorts of pain

MEET AHMAD “We are originally from a small village near Aleppo. We had a big family who loved us and took care of my son Ahmad[1], who has a physical disability. Life in Lebanon has been very harsh. We lived […]
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 […]