In 2022, Lebanon faces a devastating crisis, mirroring the ongoing struggles of our time. This multifaceted emergency, fueled by sectarianism, corruption, and external shocks, has left the country reeling. As we examine the profound challenges confronting Lebanon, it becomes evident that swift and impactful action is essential.
The economic crisis in Lebanon has been worsening, leading to urgent humanitarian needs. The crisis, growing since 2019, has resulted in political instability, lack of key leadership, and severe impoverishment of the population. Basic services like education, healthcare, and electricity are in a dire state. Lebanon's GDP has plummeted by about 40 percent, the Lebanese pound has depreciated by nearly 90 percent, and inflation has surged.
The absence of political and economic change in Lebanon, even in the face of the worsening crisis, is indeed concerning. The complex political landscape, still dominated by leaders and warlords from the civil war era, makes real change hard. Understandably, the fear of instability and violence prevent people from pushing too hard for radical change, as memories of the last war loom large. Your donations help HUMANITE work at the center of these complexities with services, education, and support to stave off the violence and build into the peace our Lebanese neighbors here want and deserve.
HUMANITE is working to support initiatives across Lebanon that focus on medical and economic support, education, and food security. Your monthly membership or one-time support will help HUMANITE work for the good of all members of our community here, including Palestinian and Syrian refugees, and encourage collaboration across religious and sectarian lines. War is not inevitable.
When you give, you accelerate HUMANITE's local efforts and holistic approach to peace. Here’s a look at our work in Lebanon:
Rapid delivery of food, medicine, and other vital essentials to help Lebanon's communities survive violence and displacement.
Economic support to help Lebanese citizens sustain and rebuild amidst crisis.
Outreach, education, cooperation, and media to bridge divides and promote peace within Lebanon, before it’s too late.
Helping children manage their post-traumatic stress with emotional support, skills development, and education.
"In the darkest period of our country, you were here to support and give us hope to move forward. We will always be grateful."