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Bayan in front of her home as she waits for the program’s private bus to take her to the Caritas Education Program, which is at a school 30 minutes away. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Middle East

With your generous support, we’re able to help individuals and families across the Middle East, including Lebanon and Jordan, to support programs which meet long-term educational, healthcare and psychosocial needs, including the protection of vulnerable refugees.

Our work in the Middle East

We are deeply committed to supporting people who have been forced to flee for their safety, those who have lost loved ones and who may bear the scars of conflict long after it is over. We work with local partners to help those who are living in vulnerable circumstances in countries to which they have been forced to escape, including Lebanon and Jordan.

PARTNERSHIP

Working with communities in the Middle East since 2010

PROGRAMS

We support three programs through three local partners in Lebanon and Jordan

PRIORITIES

Education, health care, psychosocial support, counselling, social services, protection for vulnerable refugees

Program snapshot

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Bayan values her education and support she receives while attending Saturday classes run by the Caritas Education Program. She hopes to become an ophthalmologist. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Syria Response – Education Activities in Jordan (AHP)

Running since:   2015

Partner Agencies: Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Caritas Jordan.

Aims: To contribute to the stability and wellbeing of refugee and host community children and their families by promoting education and supporting them in their healthcare and psychosocial needs.

Who it is for: Children, families.

Achievements

  • Over 540 children attend Kindergarten classes, three to four days a week across five schools. This also provides them with an educational and recreational safe space that aids their emotional development following a period of displacement.
  • Over 1800 children participate in weekly remedial learning support. This empowers children in the classroom and prevent drop-out from formal school.
  • Hygiene workshops, including fun activities, have been provided for over 2300 Syrian refugee students.
  • Anti-bullying campaigns in schools aimed at protecting children from peer-to-peer violence and bullying, ensuring a safer learning environment.

Fact:  This program helps over 30,000 refugee and host community children and their families per year.

Along with your generous support, this program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP).

Lebanon

With your support, we are working with Caritas Lebanon on programs which enable vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese women and children to recover from the trauma of gender-based violence. The program provides safe shelters and trauma counselling.

AHP Syria Response – Protection Activities in Lebanon

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Photo Credit: Alexandra Wey, Caritas Switzerland

Running since:   2015

Partner Agencies:  Caritas Lebanon

Aims: To support the immediate and long-term protection needs of survivors of women and children in Lebanon displaced by the Syrian crisis who are survivors or at risk of gender-based violence.

Fact: Around 1000 women and children benefit from this program.

Along with your generous support, this program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP).

You can help

With your generous support, we help individuals and families across the Middle East, including Lebanon and Jordan to support programs which meet long-term educational, healthcare, counselling, social services and the protection of vulnerable refugees.

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