MERATH

Middle East Revive and Thrive

Helping People Survive and Thrive

MERATH partners with local churches and organizations to support vulnerable families in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, with basic needs, education and child protection, livelihoods and recovery projects.

Displaced and Vulnerable

Nine years into the Syrian crisis, there are still 6.2 million internally displaced people in Syria and 5.7 million Syrian refugees worldwide, and the few who have returned to their places of origin usually remain very vulnerable. In Lebanon, most refugees are still hesitant to go back, and 2019 saw a 5% increase in both general poverty and debt levels, with 73% of refugee households living below the poverty line and nearly 93% of households in debt. The unprecedented economic crisis in Lebanon and Syria is also generating increasing vulnerability of everyone living in Lebanon – community members, foreign workers, refugees alike. In this context, the assistance our faith-based partners provide remains ever-more needed and life transforming in many cases.

MERATH’s Mission

It is through caring for the whole person that we best incarnate the ministry of Christ, who both fed the hungry and offered His body as the bread of life. It is in the context of relationship and community that MERATH’s church partners are able to be authentic witnesses to our vulnerable neighbors, unconditionally serving each according to their needs, helping them get back onto their feet again, and restoring each individual’s dignity.

MERATH’s Impact

With its local partners, MERATH seeks to meet thousands of vulnerable households’ most basic needs, by distributing vital food assistance, much-needed winter items to help them keep warm, essential products for families, especially those with young children, and by supporting health services. Furthermore, MERATH provides high-quality non-formal education and psychosocial support in safe and protective environments to vulnerable unschooled children, through learning centers in Lebanon and child friendly spaces in Syria. Through more and more income-generating and recovery projects, local partners also help families and communities move toward a sustainable future.

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MERATH News Articles

Building Unity in the Beqaa

Building Unity in the Beqaa

In this spirit of unity, 20 different churches and ministry institutions from the Beqaa Valley gathered in July to learn, exchange, and evaluate best practices for sustainable development.

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“Sometimes We Don’t Have Food at Home”

“Sometimes We Don’t Have Food at Home”

On an early Monday morning in Anjar’s MERATH-supported church-based learning center, young Mazen came in with his classmates for a SKILD-facilitated session on psychosocial support. As part of a series on social emotional learning, that day’s lesson was on positively handling negative emotions.

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To access MERATH’s direct news feed, click here. To view MERATH’s quarterly reports, click here.

Call Us

 

(+961) 4 400250

Email Us

 

information@merathlebanon.org

Address

Middle East Revive & Thrive
Blata Street – P.O. Box 165
Mansourieh El Maten
LEBANON

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