Country

Lebanon

Lebanon has long been a hub for commerce and political concern from various interests. A diverse mix of communities and governance issues have aroused the concern of neighbouring states at different times. Lebanon has housed waves of Palestinian refugees and more recently Syrians fleeing conflict, placing a significant strain on the country’s resources.

Lebanon
source(s): UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14


Main Barriers to Education

  • Refugee status
  • Conflict affected
  • Weak school administraiton

Interventions to Barriers

  • Data maintenance nad analysis
  • School management and teacher training
  • Psychosocial support

The crisis in Syria has dramatically impacted neighbouring countries, especially Lebanon. With an uncertain end to the conflict, Palestinian refugees and Syrians experience profound hardship, unemployment, poverty and insecurity. Effectively, the situation in Syria has had an adverse impact on the education prospects of many Syrian, Palestinian and poor Lebanese children. Alone, Lebanon has to date registered approximately 800,000 Syrian refugees – 300,000 of whom are children. 80 percent of those children are out of school.

At present, UNRWA estimates that Lebanon hosts approximately 44,000 Palestinians from Syria who are also in desperate need of assistance. Moreover, Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education remains under resourced and struggles to serve the expanded caseloads of vulnerable Syrian refugees in public schools. The influx of displaced children from Syria has nearly doubled the number of education spaces necessary in Lebanon. 

To help address the plight of Palestinian and Syrian children in Lebanon who have been affected by the conflict in Syria, EAC has partnered with UNRWA and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to increase education access to OOSC; provide a psychosocial and survival skills support system; deliver learning content adapted to the aggravated setting; improve the quality of teaching; ensure safe learning environments; construct/rehabilitate learning spaces; and train school management staff.

 

Geographic Location: Middle East

Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian

source: UNRWA, WORLDBANK, BBC, WORLD FACTBOOK, UNESCO

Projects

Education for Palestinian Refugee Children out of Syrian school because of conflict

With EAC support, the UNRWA Education for Palestinian Children out of Syrian school because of conflict project is working to bring quality primary education to 67,680 out of school Palestinian Refugee Children in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria who have left Syrian schools due to conflict.
Equitable Access to Education for Out of School Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

Equitable Access to Education for Out of School Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

The crisis in Syria is now in its fifth year and every day the risk of a lost generation of children grows. Nearly 14 million children have been affected by escalating conflict. Half of all Syrians are displaced and close to 2 million children have fled for neighboring countries and are living in overcrowded camps, inadequate informal settlements, or host communities, where tensions are rising between refugee and local populations.

Partners

United States Fund for UNICEF

EAC and the United States Fund for UNICEF have partnered to provide education to Syrian internally displaced and refugee children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey.

UNRWA

EAC and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East have partnered to provide quality basic education to over 100,000 Palestinian children in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.