When the civil war started in Syria in March 2011, thousands of Syrian people fled to Lebanon, the UN and Humanitarian agencies were quick to respond to this influx of refugees by meeting urgent and life threatening needs.
The LFPA was quick to point out that the reproductive sexual health issue is as urgent as food and shelter,
The Syrians refugees coming to Lebanon had real & urgent needs in the area of reproductive health and Family Planning. The average Syrian woman has 5 or more children. In observing Syrian refugees one always see a young mother carrying an infant and holding the hand of a child less than 2 years old, which indicates the big number of children and deliveries and the absence of family planning.
The LFPA commenced providing humanitarian services in 2013 and until today, through implementation of projects that aim to improve the reproductive sexual health & livelihood of the Syrian Refugees.