Number of people served in 2020: 29,042

With close to 1 million Syrians claiming asylum in Lebanon, the country hosts the 4th largest refugee population in the world. In addition to Syrians, Lebanon also hosts more than 5,000 Iraqi refugees. Formal refugee camps do not exist in Lebanon, so most refugees live in informal settlements or in urban areas. 


Our Work in Lebanon

Since July 2013, JRS Lebanon provides support to refugee families in Bourj Hammoud through home visits, accompaniment, the distribution of emergency aid, and other social services. The JRS Frans Van Der Lugt Centre provides formal and informal education to refugee children, youth, and adults. JRS Lebanon also runs several schools providing formal education to refugee children, as well as women’s centers in Bar Elias and Baalbeck.

See Our Work

JRS Syria staff visits a Syrian family living in Beirut to conduct need assessments. (Kristóf Hölvényi)
Refugees in a camp in the Bekaa Valley. (Kristóf Hölvényi)
Mr. Atef, a refugee from Homs, Syria, is a PE teacher at a JRS school in Baalbek. (Kristóf Hölvényi)
Women talk in a refugee camp near Bar Elias. (Kristóf Hölvényi)


JRS Lebanon Country Director:

Heba Al Basha 


Project locations:

Baalbek, Beirut, Bar Elias 

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