lebanon

 Providing emergency assistance to the unraveling humanitarian crisis

lebanon

 Providing emergency assistance to the unraveling humanitarian crisis

Country Overview

Population: 6.8 Million (including 600,000 Syrian Refugees, 192,000 Palestinian Refugees)

Development Challenges:

  • Food Scarcity 
  • Financial Crisis (currency valuation depletion)
  • Widespread Unemployment 
  • Fractured Political System 
  • Fuel Shortage
  • Water Supply Crisis  
  • Extreme Poverty 
  • Electricity Blackouts 
  • Collapsing Healthcare System
254765-Lebanon

Country Overview

Population: 6.8 Million (including 600,000 Syrian Refugees, 192,000 Palestinian Refugees)

Development Challenges:

  • Food Scarcity 
  • Financial Crisis (currency valuation depletion)
  • Widespread Unemployment 
  • Fractured Political System 
  • Fuel Shortage
  • Water Supply Crisis  
  • Extreme Poverty 
  • Electricity Blackouts 
  • Collapsing Healthcare System
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UMR's Advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon
UMR's Advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Lebanon

What is the situation in Lebanon?

It’s been exactly one year since the explosion in Beirut. One year since hundreds of people lost their loved ones, homes, and jobs. One year since countless hospitals in the city were destroyed, leaving millions of people with limited medical care in the middle of a global pandemic.

The tragedy only exacerbated the previously disastrous situation in Lebanon, taking the already-fragile country to a palace of no return.

Since the explosion, the economic and humanitarian situation in Lebanon has rapidly declined. The economy and infrastructure have almost completely collapsed: the currency has lost more than 90% of its value, unemployment has skyrocketed, medicine and gas are extremely limited, and more than half of the 6.8 million people in Lebanon are living below the poverty line. 

What is the situation in Lebanon?

It’s been exactly one year since the explosion in Beirut. One year since hundreds of people lost their loved ones, homes, and jobs. One year since countless hospitals in the city were destroyed, leaving millions of people with limited medical care in the middle of a global pandemic.

The tragedy only exacerbated the previously disastrous situation in Lebanon, taking the already-fragile country to a palace of no return.

Since the explosion, the economic and humanitarian situation in Lebanon has rapidly declined. The economy and infrastructure have almost completely collapsed: the currency has lost more than 90% of its value, unemployment has skyrocketed, medicine and gas are extremely limited, and more than half of the 6.8 million people in Lebanon are living below the poverty line. 

 

According to the United Nations, more than three-quarters of all households in Lebanon do not have money to buy food. “As the crisis has accelerated, Lebanese have been forced to adapt in painful ways [such as] cutting out meat or skipping meals because food prices jumped.”

As we remember those whose lives were changed forever on the day of the explosion, for the next week UMR is fundraising to provide Lebanon with emergency food parcels, emergency medical kits, and cash vouchers. As we mourn the lives lost on that tragic day, we continue to push for accountability and better living conditions for all people living in Lebanon. Our goal with this campaign is to aid those who are struggling until everyone has enough food to eat and can access basic healthcare. 

 

According to the United Nations, more than three-quarters of all households in Lebanon do not have money to buy food. “As the crisis has accelerated, Lebanese have been forced to adapt in painful ways [such as] cutting out meat or skipping meals because food prices jumped.”

As we remember those whose lives were changed forever on the day of the explosion, for the next week UMR is fundraising to provide Lebanon with emergency food parcels, emergency medical kits, and cash vouchers. As we mourn the lives lost on that tragic day, we continue to push for accountability and better living conditions for all people living in Lebanon. Our goal with this campaign is to aid those who are struggling until everyone has enough food to eat and can access basic healthcare

Food Baskets

6.8 Million people in Lebanon are living below the poverty line

Medical Shipments

In the last year alone, UMR has sent a total of 8 medical shipments to Lebanon valued at $8.1 Million

Home Renovations

Over 100 homes repaired after the August 4th Beirut Port explosion

Food Baskets

6.8 Million people in Lebanon are living below the poverty line

Medical Shipments

In the last year alone, UMR has sent a total of 8 medical shipments to Lebanon valued at $8.1 Million

Home Renovations

Over 100 homes repaired after the August 4th Beirut Port explosion

What types of interventions does UMR implement?

Lebanon has several national priorities aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including addressing poverty and food insecurity (SDGs 1 & 2), improving health and well-being (SDG 3), and building sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). Read more about Lebanon’s SDG priority areas here.

To assist the Government of Lebanon reach its SDG targets and to support the people of Lebanon, UMR has implemented several programs targeting their most vulnerable communities:

What types of interventions does UMR implement?

Lebanon has several national priorities aligning with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including addressing poverty and food insecurity (SDGs 1 & 2), improving health and well-being (SDG 3), and building sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). Read more about Lebanon’s SDG priority areas here.


  1. UMR has provided medical kits and beds for intensive care units supported by the Lebanese health system. Learn more about our medical shipments here.
  2. UMR also distributes food parcels to the Lebanese people and to refugees during Ramadan. Learn more about our food security projects here.
  3. After the catastrophic explosions in Beirut in August 2020, UMR ran an emergency fundraising campaign to provide medical kits to local hospitals that had quickly become overwhelmed with patients. Working alongside local NGOs, UMR worked to repair over 100 homes that had suffered damage by the blasts, installing panes of window glass and doors to help families regain some sense of security.

Our Recent Projects in Lebanon

Ways you can help support Lebanon

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Ways you can help support Lebanon

Donate

Every dollar can make a difference in someone's life.

Become a Fundraiser

Engaging your network can help UMR reach its goals faster.

Spread the Word

We need to advocate for those whose voices are often silenced.

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