The role of Community Based Organizations in preparing and responding to crisis in Lebanon, a qualitative study

This study explores the role of community-based organizations in preparing for and responding to crisis in Lebanon. While there has been considerable work conducted on preparedness, responsiveness and recovery to crisis in Lebanon, there has been little work so far that focuses on measuring and assessing the capacities, expertise, strengths and weaknesses of local CBOS in preparing and responding to crises.


Extended Arenas of “Hirak”: Anti-Sectarian Electoral Contestation in Students and Syndicates’ Elections


With the culmination of the “October Revolution” in 2019, Lebanon witnessed the rise of anti-sectarian independent groups competing in (university) students and syndicates elections against the traditional political parties. Their electoral victories brought about hope in the challenging of the entrenched sectarian political system, but more significantly, was utilized as a predictor to power shifts in the May 2022 parliamentary elections.

Collective Action bulletin - Special Issue October 2019 - January 2020-نشرة التحركات الاجتماعية - عدد خاص تشرين الأول ٢٠١٩ - كانون الثاني ٢٠٢٠

What mobilises Lebanon?

Since 17 October 2019, protests have been ongoing in Lebanon in an unprecedented geographic spread, demanding social justice, accountability, and a political and systemic change in the country.
Lebanon Support has been documenting day by day these mobilisations and publishing content in various formats such as infographics, visuals, mapping, charts, trends among others. 

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Making the Case for Universal Social Protection in Lebanon | January, 2022-نحو حماية اجتماعية شاملة في لبنان | كانون الثاني/يناير، ٢٠٢٢

As Lebanon enters its third year of multilayered crises, including socio-economic collapse, the majority of the population is pushed into pauperism and vulnerability amidst an absence of universal social security and protection.

Indeed, prior to the crisis, at least one third of the workforce was already excluded from any form of social protection.

State of Absence, short documentary on social protection in Lebanon amidst compounded crises-غير مدعوم، فيلم وثائقي قصير عن الحماية الإجتماعية في لبنان في ظل تفاقم الأزمات

This short film documents the lived experiences of people residing in Lebanon in 2021, how the current compounded crises have affected them, and how they attempt to adjust to these crises amidst the lack of universal and inclusive social security policies. It follows the stories of Jamileh and Salim, Oum Khaled, Ilatt, and Fatima and their day-to-day struggles in this context.

Mapping of solidarity initiatives in Lebanon, Focus on CSOs space in Lebanon during lockdown | January 2021-مسح لمبادرات التضامن في لبنان - تأثير الإغلاق العام على الفضاء المدني ومساحة عمل المجتمع المدني | كانون الثاني/يناير ٢.٢١

Lebanon Support is undertaking a mapping of solidarity initiatives and aid and humanitarian response interventions in Lebanon. This survey focuses particularly on the effect of the lockdown on operational and civic space.

Data collected through this survey will be displayed in open access on the Daleel Madani website with the aim of enhancing coordination efforts, identifying gaps in interventions, and informing programming and strategizing. Ultimately, the data will help make the case for the importance to maintain humanitarian and civic space in the country. 


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