Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool, wet winters with hot, dry summers; the Lebanon Mountains experience heavy winter snows
Terrain: narrow coastal plain; El Beqaa (Bekaa Valley) separates Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon Mountains
Environment Issues: deforestation; soil deterioration, erosion; desertification; species loss; air pollution in Beirut from vehicular traffic and the burning of industrial wastes; pollution of coastal waters from raw sewage and oil spills; waste-water management
Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian
Government Type: parliamentary republic
URGENT is engaged in the following activities within Lebanon:
Lebanon’s government allows its citizens freedom of worship; however, in outlying areas, Islamic extremist groups continue to persecute Christians. Over 1 million Syrian refugees have found safety within its borders, creating unique opportunities for the spread of the gospel. (Source: The Voice of the Martyrs)
Pray for boldness among Lebanese Christians to share their faith with Syrian refugees.
Pray for wisdom and resources for Christian organizations as they engage in outreach opportunities in refugee camps.
Pray for protection of Christ-followers living in persecution at the hands of their Muslim familiy and community members.