Humanity & Inclusion in Lebanon
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Lebanon since 1992, supporting local associations with rehabilitation and psychosocial support projects.
In 2011, Humanity & Inclusion began clearing landmines and other explosives remnants of war. Since 2012, our teams have been supplying relief to Syrian refugees in Lebanon with a special emphasis on helping those with disabilities and serious injuries.
Humanity & Inclusion aims to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in communities, both physically and psychologically in terms of professional, cultural, and social inclusion.
Our Current Work
Humanity & Inclusion has a team of 90 national staff, 3 international staff, and 4 teams of demining staff. The Lebanon team works to:
- Clear weapons and teach communities how to stay safe
- Provide rehabilitation care
- Conduct disability outreaches
- Ensure service accessibility for all vulnerable populations
- Improve mental health of children
- Enhance the inclusion of people with disabilities in education
Mine Clearance and Risk Education
Humanity & Inclusion’s demining teams work to clear landmines and other explosive remnants of war in the north part of the country to protect the local population from the numerous weapons leftover from the 15-year civil war that ended in 1990.
In August 2015, Humanity & Inclusion celebrated the release of 46,505 sq. m. of land from five minefields in Deir Billa, Lebanon. The land had been contaminated with landmines and other explosive remnants of war during Lebanon’s civil war, which ended more than two decades ago. Click here to learn more about this important milestone.
In addition, our risk education teams help ensure that communities stay safe from explosive remnants of war by teaching them how to spot, avoid, and report the weapons they may find.
Fixed and mobile disability teams provide physical therapy for injured refugees and those with disabilities. Humanity & Inclusion also helps hospitals and clinics care for injured refugees by supplying rehabilitation equipment and organizing physical therapy sessions for patients.
Fixed and mobile disability teams in Lebanon work to:
- Identify the most vulnerable refugees
- Connect refugees with organizations and service providers able to meet their needs
- Monitor their ability to access emergency aid
Humanity & Inclusion also works to empower refugees with disabilities by fostering the emergence of organizations and representative groups that can effectively advocate for the needs of their communities.
Humanity & Inclusion works in close collaboration with local and international organizations to ensure that services for refugees and displaced people are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Improve Mental Health of Children
Humanity & Inclusion works to improve the psychological welfare of the children of Palestinian families who are experiencing acute psychological suffering by providing mental health services in homes, and in centers run by local partner organizations.
Humanity & Inclusion also provides technical and managerial support to local partner organizations to strengthen the quality and sustainability of mental health services.
Enhance the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Education
Humanity & Inclusion works to improve participation of vulnerable students with specific needs to formal and non-formal schools through tailored support to them and support to the Ministry of Education plans to enhance inclusive education in Lebanon.