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:
- Church Planting
- Humanitarian Efforts
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.
- Security Tier: 2
- Religion: Muslim
- Engagement Scale: 2
33.8938° N, 35.5018° E