A Syrian refugee child in Lebanon.
Carmen Moreno
Action Against Hunger, Lebanon

The State of Hunger in Lebanon

Lebanon faces a political and economic crisis, with more than half of the population living below the poverty line. Inflation is rampant and access to water and sanitation services, electricity, fuel, and health services have been strained.

The situation has been further exacerbated by the protracted Syrian refugee crisis, the explosions in Beirut’s port in 2020, and the war in Ukraine. With limited options to survive, families in Lebanon are eating fewer meals, consuming less healthy food, and taking out loans, resulting in increasing hunger.

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How We're Helping in Lebanon

Action Against Hunger is one of the primary organizations providing clean water and safe sanitation in Lebanon’s informal settlements, where 1.5 million Syrian refugees live. Our teams work to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable refugees and Lebanese people, ensuring access to health and nutrition services and strengthening livelihoods.

A Syrian refugee mother and child in Jordan.

People Reached By Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Programs

Ala, 7, carries back diapers for his little brother provided by Action Against Hunger in s settlement in Aarsal, Lebanon, near the Syrian border.

People Reached By Nutrition & Health Programs

An Action Against Hunger aid worker talks with a refugee family in Lebanon.
Lys Arango
Action Against Hunger, Lebanon
A Syrian refugee kisses her son.
Amy Leang
Action Against Hunger, Lebanon

In the wake of the port explosion in Beirut, we supported small businesses with cash assistance and professional advice, helping to revive household economies and local commerce.

Action Against Hunger works to help Syrian refugees like Nassar, who told us: “What scares me most is that we could die of hunger. If the situation persists...we might face that."

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