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 tragic history over the last 70 years, with communal wars, foreign interventions and hostage-taking. With adequate political stability, Lebanon has demonstrated great resilience and potential to rebuild.
Pray for preservation of religious freedom.
Pray for Christians to commit to staying in the land in order to spread the gospel to their neighbors.
Pray for healing and forgiveness for those deeply wounded by the tragedy of war.