Refugees Support Program
Hundreds of thousands of civilians were forced to leave their homes; they became refugees in neighbouring countries because of the devastating war that is still continuously, killing them, destroying their properties and homes. Neighbouring countries (Lebanon – Turkey – Jordan) were the first refuge from this ongoing killing.
These countries did not treat this asylum issue from a human rights and international humanitarian law perspective; the Lebanese authorities, for example, have put many obstacles against the entrance of refugees to Lebanon, they also developed many laws restricting the legal status of refugees, resulting in an illegal situation for hundreds of thousands of Refugees. Therefore, many activists chose to leave Lebanon to Turkey or to European countries, and many activists also left their countries, which caused a great loss of young energies working in civic organizations.
Therefore, the League decided to provide psychological and knowledge support to refugees in Lebanon, through the refugees support program, which aimed to provide support and assistance to refugees and raise their awareness of the culture of citizenship and human rights in their places of residence, by providing a series of sessions in refugee centres and camps.
The specific objectives of the program:
- Raise awareness of the culture of citizenship and the principles of human rights, gender and children’s rights.
- Introducing to refugees their rights and duties in their places of residence according to the Refugee Convention.
- Introducing to refugees all services available from local and international organizations.
- Formation of local community leaders.
- Strengthening social relations between refugees and the host society.
- Raising children’s awareness of their rights, knowledge and culture.
- Empowering refugees with professional and scientific skills to help them earn living.
- Creating a motivating frame especially for youth in voluntary work.