NORWAC’s work in Lebanon began in 1983. Since then we have had continues presence, primarily working with health-related projects. The work is based on a close collaboration with local Lebanese and Palestinian NGOs, and the target groups are Palestinian refugees and underprivileged Lebanese. However, in light of the influx of large groups of displaced Syrians, certain projects also target Syrian refugees. Facilitating cooperation across sectarian divide is an integral part of NORWACs work in Lebanon.

NORWAC’s goals

  • Contribute to retain and develop secondary healthcare services for Palestinian refugees and other vulnerable groups.
  • Develop and give access to mental health services for children, youth, women and traumatized adults.
  • Give access to reproductive health and primary healthcare services to refugees and the host community in the old town of Saida.
  • Ensure rehabilitation services and specialized treatment for refugees and Lebanese with physical disabilities and spinal cord injuries
  • Support the education of Palestinian health personnel.
  • Ensure life-saving treatment for Syrian and Palestinian refugees with chronic diseases
  • Give access to fundamental healthcare services to Syrian refugees and the host community in Arsal.