Amel Association

Last modified: 
04/02/2018 - 1:49pm

Amel is a non-governmental organization, recognized as a public utility by presidential decree 5832 in 1994. Since 2001, Amel has had special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC).
In addition, Amel is a non-profit, non sectarian organization that supports the most underprivileged populations in Lebanon, through various programs involving health care, psychosocial support, rural development, vocational training, child protection and the promotion of human rights.
Amel was founded in 1979 by Dr. Kamel Mohanna and a team of activists, professors, doctors and journalists in response to the Israeli invasion of South Lebanon in 1978,  which caused the massacre and displacement of the population and affected the infrastructure of the country.
Amel achieved a considerable task in the fields of relief and emergency assistance through the coordination of 27 centers, 3 field hospitals, an important civil defense  team and 30 ambulances. Furthermore, it has actively participated in sending 1,012 victims of war to receive treatment abroad, and took part in a rehabilitation program for the war handicapped through which 400 people benefited from prosthetic implants.
In order to provide access to healthcare for the most deprived populations, the Association has also initiated several programs, including vocational training, support for handicapped people and rural development. Due to its strong presence in the underprivileged areas and the high quality of services provided, the association has gained the confidence of the population. Thanks to its excellent reputation, Amel has involved thousands of people in programs related to Human Rights promotion as well as inter-community dialogue.     
Amel is currently expanding its services in the most underprivileged zones in Lebanon (Southern Suburbs of Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Bekaa Valley and South Lebanon). Thus, Amel can identify the essential needs of the population as well as implement supportive actions fit for helping the residents.
The ultimate purpose of the association is to participate in building durable peace, and a unified and fair State. Amel participates in lobbying actions and emphasizes the reinforcement of the civil society on a national and regional level in order to assert the rights and the needs of the population.

Acronym: 
AA
Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
1979
Country of Origin: 
LB
Intervention Sector(s): 
Development
Health
Human Rights & Protection
Migrant Workers
Refugees
Contact person's position: 
Communication department
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
+9611317293
Address: 
Abu Chakra Street
Beirut , Beirut
لبنان
Phone: +9611317293
Fax: +9611305646
Beirut LB
City: 
Beirut
Street: 
Abu Chakra Street
Phone: 
+9611317293
Website: 
Email: 
info@amel.org
Fax: 
+9611305646
Contact person's name: 
Zakiyah Koronful
Partnerships: 
N/A

Calls

Deadline: 
Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 10:00am
Call for proposals
Expired

Resources

Amel Association International is publishing its second activity report on the activities undertaken by the Syrian Refugee Emergency Response progr

This report summarises the findings of Amel Association International’s latest Rapid Needs Assessment that was conducted from its Haret Hreik commu

Events

Photo Exhibition inspired by the daily life in Ersal captured by the Lebanese and Syrian Youth. 
بسمة أمل...
من عرسال الى بيروت

Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:30am

On the occasion of the launching of the activitiy report November 2013 - June 2014 on Syrian Refugee Emergency Response programs, Amel Association

Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 3:00am

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Jobs

Massive population of Syrian refugees in Lebanon: 1,2 to 1,5 million. Lebanon is the first country in terms of the number of refugees per capita (around 1/4). The number of Lebanese nationals in a vulnerability situation, due to the Syrian crisis, is estimated at 1,5 million. Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (400,000) and Palestinian refugees from Syria (45,000) are also being marginalized. Great demographical dynamism among the families of Syrian refugees: around 50.000 birth each year.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Expired

Massive population of Syrian refugees in Lebanon: 1,2 to 1,5 million. Lebanon is the first country in terms of the number of refugees per capita (around 1/4). The number of Lebanese nationals in a vulnerability situation, due to the Syrian crisis, is estimated at 1,5 million. Palestinian refugees from Lebanon (400,000) and Palestinian refugees from Syria (45,000) are also being marginalized. Great demographical dynamism among the families of Syrian refugees: around 50.000 birth each year.

Sunday, 30 September 2018
Expired

Projects

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In partnership with the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union HCLU, Amel House of Human Rights AHHR is organizing between the 26th of November and the 1st of December 2012 a unique training on video...

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