Mondo has been working in Lebanon since 2016.
There are over 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the highest per capita ratio in the world. The situation in Lebanon is made particularly difficult by the fact that more than a quarter of the population comes from Syria and the country lacks the infrastructure and administrative capacity to meet people’s basic needs. 71% of Syrian families in Lebanon live below the poverty line, and many have adopted negative coping strategies: selling their homes, land and consumer goods in Syria, increasing the debt burden to cover daily expenses. The amount of daily meals has declined. In many cases, even child labour and child marriages are used to make the ends meet.
According to the UNHCR, more than half of the refugees registered in Lebanon are school-age children. This is more than the total number of local children in Lebanese schools. 48% of children in the age group 6-14 and 84% of children aged 15-17 are out of school.
Mondo’s partner in Lebanon is Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA).
Mondo’s work in Lebanon is supported by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.