Years of civil war, and invasions by Israel, have left Lebanon with a relatively high proportion of people with disabilities.
Although official figures are lacking, household surveys by our partner the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU), conducted according to World Health Organisation regulations, suggest a disability rate of about 7% of the population.
LPHU work to support people with disabilities across Lebanon (both those disabled as a result of accidents or conflict, and those born with a disability).
Part of LPHU's work is dedicated to local projects that serve the needs of its membership, such as skills and vocational training, micro-credit, or counselling.
Additionally, a large part of their focus is challenging the structures that keep people with disabilities poor and marginalised in Lebanon. One way LPHU challenge structures is through working with Lebanese municipal governments.
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This project is funded by the European Union.