Stories And News

"Habiba" gained the chance to get better

26 May 2021

This is the first treatment session for Habiba, 4. She suffers from cerebral palsy and so the physical therapy sessions are very necessary and urgent. Physical therapist Salah Saroun says, "The first goal of the treatment plan is to enable…

Beirut blast, moments of horror and fear

08 October 2020

Recalling the first moments of the explosion evokes disturbing emotions that Hanan was hardly trying to control. She took a deep breath between one sentence and the next, yet, her hands were trembling, and so was her voice. Hanan Karaki,…

"In solidarity with Beirut" appeal

07 August 2020

Few moments turned the greater part of Beirut into rubble. More than 160 people were killed and 5,000 wounded.The destruction was massive, and the damage in the health sector in particular threatens the lives of people…

Taawon and UNICEF work together to support pre-schoolers in the camps

13 May 2020

Taawon and UNICEF are working together to support distance learning in the home quarantine phase imposed as a result of the corona epidemic. To this end, packets of stationery, crayons,…

Taawon launches the “Together We Can” appeal to help the poorest families

26 March 2020

In March 2020, we launched the "We are all one hand" campaign to support the poorest families impacted by the economic consequences of the corona virus outbreak, during which economic activity came to a stop. In coordination with aid organizations…

Two isolation rooms equipped to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic

22 May 2020

In response to the outbreak of the corona virus and the need to protect the Palestinian camps in Lebanon from its spread, Taawon-Lebanon has taken the initiative to strengthen health preparedness to deal with the epidemic, on the one hand,…

An intervention that brought me back to life


As we get older, we are more in need of self-reliance, says Fathyia Abdo, 70, from Burj Brajneh camp, who lives alone after her husband passed away.Fathyia spent five years unable to walk as a result of a joint disease that affected…

A great interaction with change


“What is important about change is the results it produces, which can be tracked. This is exactly what we have seen as a result of our training courses within the early childhood education support program conducted by UNICEF and Taawon.…

“All is well in the world!”


At the age of 78, Farid Chahine roamed the alleyways of Shatila camp without a home to shelter his frail body. He suffers from a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body, so the first order of business was to find ways to improve…

“Music is my language”


“At first people would ask me, “What is that bamboo stick that you carry around? It was actually a nay (flute), the instrument I am learning to play.” This is how Ahmad al-Aswad from Burj el-Barajneh camp describes his journey from a music…

The joy of learning!


“What I really like about the LIFE program is that we were learning by singing and playing. We were learning and having fun at the same time. The teacher in the program helped me improve my English language skills, making me more confident…

"Life in colors is better!"


Anas Awad had trouble seeing the finer details of life due to a condition that affected his eyesight. His life lacks vivid colors and details, and his daily life chores get harder and harder especially at school. He is in the 7th grade at…