Lebanon

Lebanon is a small but energetic country that has suffered disproportionately from a long civil war, wars with Israel and the conflict in Syria. It not only hosts 400,000 Palestinian refugees, but since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution in 2011 it has also taken in over 1.2 million Syrian refugees so that refugees now make up more than one quarter of Lebanon’s population. This situation has severely affected a country that already struggled to provide for its own disadvantaged young people. The Asfari Foundation supports Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian communities in Lebanon.