Islamic Relief in Lebanon
Islamic Relief began working in Lebanon in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in July 2006. We responded to the crisis by distributing food, clean water, hygiene kits, mattresses and hot meals to thousands of displaced people throughout from the country. We were the first international aid organization to reach the Qana population in southern Lebanon and only two other international aid agencies were active in the surrounding areas at the time.
Once the fighting stopped, Islamic Relief began to organize to rebuild a war-torn country, rehabilitating hospitals and repairing water facilities.
Islamic Relief continues to work actively in remote rural areas of Lebanon, along the southern border, mainly improving water systems, where conditions have not improved as rapidly as in other areas of the country.
However, since the beginning of the war in Syria, hundreds of thousands of people have fled to Lebanon in search of safety and protection, thus establishing a large number of refugee camps. The new flow of displaced people has compromised the country’s resources and Islamic Relief is working in the refugee camps of Lebanon to supply families with food aid, water, blankets, tents and basic supplies.