Transforming Conflict and Stigmatization through the Love and War Tour

Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city, has long been plagued by social unrest and sectarian clashes between the communities of Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh. These conflicts and recurring clashes which have ended with a ceasefire in 2014, have not only resulted in physical damage but also contributed to the neglect and marginalization of some of […]

United for Tripoli : Football tournament

Sports for Reconciliation: Bridging Divides between Former Fighters and the Lebanese Armed Forces  Tripoli has long grappled with conflict, social unrest, and insecurity within its communities, particularly in Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh. Furthermore, socio-economic instability, gang activity, drug use, and the widespread presence of illegal weapons have intensified these challenges. This situation often […]

In Tripoli’s Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, ex-rival fighters light up former frontlines with solar energy

Darkness contributes to conflict. When you can’t see what they tell you is your enemy, you will live in perpetual fear. TRIPOLI — “We used to go to the Army in handcuffs, now we go to them with lightbulbs,” jokes Bassam*, a young ex-combatant from Tripoli’s Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood. The men sitting around him in […]

Installing Solar Street lights in Collaboration with the Lebanese Armed Forces

In collaboration with the Lebanese Army, MARCH installed 380 solar street lights along the former demarcation lines of Beb El Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen, areas once marred by clashes and violence between the two communities. This initiative was conducted during a special event at Kahwetna and carried the powerful slogan: “To light a small candle […]

Collaborative Journey with the Lebanese Armed Forces

In the realm of humanitarian work and community development, successful collaboration is often the linchpin that holds together transformative initiatives. MARCH has exemplified this spirit of collaboration across multiple sectors. One particularly noteworthy partnership that has borne significant fruit is its ongoing relationship with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF). Collaborative Journey with the Lebanese Armed […]

Transformative Collaborations: Building Bridges between Local Communities and Governmental Institutions

A History of Clashes, Battles, and Resentment The city of Tripoli, Lebanon, has faced its share of challenges, including periods of partial government absence and clashes between the communities of Jabal Mohsen and Bab El Tebbeneh, as well as between these communities and security institutions, notably the Lebanese Armed Forces. During the peak conflicts of […]


Transforming Communities: Empowering Women through Post-Conflict Peacebuilding In recent years, the humanitarian sector has embraced a gender-sensitive lens: recognizing the importance of women’s active participation in peacebuilding processes, particularly in post-conflict societies. MARCH’s work in Tripoli has been at the forefront of this transformative approach which showcases the power of women’s inclusion in rebuilding efforts […]

الحدث – أحد متاريس خطوط التماس في طرابلس

في الشارع الفاصل بين باب التبانة وجبل محسن في طرابلس، أحد متاريس خطوط التماس سابقاً، نشأت “قهوتنا” كمساحة تلاق لشباب رفضوا الاقتتال وفاءً للزعماء… ومن أجل مدينة أكثر سلاماً وانفتاحاً، يجلسون معاً، يشربون القهوة، يدرسون، يعملون، يتحدّثون


Economic resilience stands as a cornerstone of MARCH’s initiatives, particularly evident in its efforts within Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen. Recognizing that the roots of conflict extended beyond mere ideology, MARCH identified a socioeconomic ecosystem that led to further marginalization of these communities, leaving them lacking opportunities and mired in hopelessness. This was primarily […]


In 2016, MARCH inaugurated Kahwetna, on Syria street, the former demarcation line between Jabal Mohsen and Beb El Tebbeneh of a violent past. Kahwetna serves as a cultural café and hub which brought together former enemies and fighters in the aim of building bridges and friendships and fostering constructive dialogue. Today, Kahwetna has developed into the […]