CARE re-established a full fledge presence in in Lebanon in 2013 to support Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities affected by the Syria Crisis. CARE meets refugees’ and host communities’ most basic and pressing needs, mainly providing water, sanitation, hygiene, non food items and cash assistance in the areas of Mount and North Lebanon. This includes emergency water and sanitation rehabilitation at household level distribution of sanitary items, non food items (mattresses, blankets, kitchen set, water container..) to newly arrived families and the provision of hygiene promotion sessions.
CARE also works with municipalities to improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure for refugees as well as for host communities. In the winter, CARE helped families to prepare for and cope with the cold weather, distributing cash for heaters and fuels as well as blankets and floor mats. Until now, CARE International in Lebanon has been able to support more than 30,000 people.