Amel Association

Last modified: 
11/01/2019 - 3:59pm

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.

Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
Founding Year: 
Country of Origin: 
Intervention Sector(s): 
Human Rights & Protection
Migrant Workers
Contact person's position: 
Communication department
Contact person's email: 
Contact person's phone number: 
Abu Chakra Street
Beirut , Beirut
Phone: +9611317293
Fax: +9611305646
Beirut LB
Abu Chakra Street
Contact person's name: 
Zakiyah Koronful



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


The continuing unrest in Syria is resulting in a growing influx of Syrian refugees to Lebanon. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has registered over 57,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon (September 7, 2012) while many refugees are awaiting registration.



Photo Exhibition inspired by the daily life in Ersal captured by the Lebanese and Syrian Youth. 
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:30am

Photo Exhibition inspired by the daily life in Ersal captured by the Lebanese and Syrian Youth. 
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 11:30am

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The Protection Mobile Unit project, implemented by Amel Association International in partnership with the French NGO Samusocial International (SSI), aims at providing street based children and their family with psycho-social and medical assistance.
The Team Coordinator ensures the operational functioning of the Protection Mobile Unit according to Samusocial International’s methodology. S/He participates in developing and managing the activities of the mobile teams, and supervises the professionals on the field (2 nurses, 2 SW, 2 drivers/social assistants, 1 psychologist)

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Field Coordinator is based in the Bekaa (Baalbek and West Bekaa) 4 days per week with frequent field visits and in Amel Headquarters (Mussaitbeh, Beirut) 1 day per week. He/She works under the direct supervision of the Emergency and the Program Coordinators. He/She coordinates and reports on the implementation of the Syrian refugees Emergency Response activities in AMEL centers of Bekaa. He/She contributes to the smooth implementation of SGBV activities in close coordination with the Medical and the SGBV Coordinator and with other agencies and local authorities.

Friday, 15 March 2019



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