WHAT WE ARE DOING
Present in Lebanon since 2006, our food security and water and sanitation programmes have expanded as tension and instability has grown. We are distributing livestock, rehabilitating farms and fields, providing veterinary services to prevent disease, and training communities in water and sanitation management. As refugees pour in from the Syrian conflict, our teams will continue to support new arrivals and host communities alike.
We are therefore working to ensure that the short-term assistance responds to lasting needs and that the Lebanese population are benefiting from the programmes through local production and purchase, improved competition and enterprise creation.
Given the impact of the Syrian crisis and the subsequent influx of a staggering number of refugees fleeing the violence, Action Against Hunger rapidly increased our cover – from Bekaa to the entire South region, including important programmes in difficult to reach areas – to:
- Deliver emergency aid
- Food security and nutrition programmes
- Offering a response to the needs of the affected population.