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 

Target Groups

  • A community of ca. 1 700 000 refugees. Palestinians from Lebanon (PRL), Syrians and Palestinians from Syria (PRS). 
  • Vulnerable groups in the host community. 

NORWAC’s goals

  • Access to sexual and reproductive health services, primary – and secondary healthcare services.

  • Strengthening mental health services.
  • Physical rehabilitation and access to specialized treatment.

  • Support Palestinian youth in education within health sciences.

  • Access to life saving treatment for people with non-communicable chronic diseases, such as renal failure, thalassemia.


  • Quality enhancement of sterilization departments and OR

  • Supporting Health Science Library and conference centre

  • Supporting maintenance and replacement of medical equipment

  • Support to Medical Center of Arsal

  • Supporting Primary Health Care (PHC) and Sexual & Reproductive Health

  • Providing Home Based-Palliative care service

  • Treatment of Paediatric Surgery for Syrian refugees

  • Treatment for Palestinians suffering from inherited blood disorders and patients in need of urgent surgery and hospitalization.

  • Support the treatment costs for patients suffering from renal failure and in need of renal dialysis services, including dialysis sessions.

  • Scholarships for Palestinian students enrolled in Lebanese universities.

  • Support Rehabilitation centre for people with Spinal cord injuries.

  • Human Resource capacity building in mental health service.

  • Support services for Children and adolescents with developmental impediments and mental disorders.

  • Comprehensive Preventive Mental Health programme for children and women.