Reuters- Fighters and farmers step in to help Beirut after the blast

Ban Barkawi AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From former fighters repairing damaged buildings to rural women preparing meals, people from across Lebanon have stepped in to help businesses set up to do good after the seismic port explosion in Beirut. The Aug. 4 blast, which officials have blamed on more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium […]

Facing Off COVID-19

Protective face masks production by youth from Beb El Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen The world has been struck by the COVID-19 pandemic leading countless people to suffer on different levels whether it be financially, physically or even emotionally. However, the communities most impacted by this crisis are those whose socioeconomic vulnerabilities had already alienated them […]

BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS

Building sustainable and resilient stability requires the collaborative efforts of diverse stakeholders. Therefore, MARCH forged cross-sectoral alliances to consolidate its initiatives. The organization has managed to gradually establish a cooperative relationship with the public sector, combining forces with government institutions, particularly the Lebanese Armed Forces. In the past, the government had been semi-absent from the […]

EMPOWERING WOMEN

MARCH believes that the gender sensitivity lens has transformed the humanitarian sector and has allowed for more inclusive and resilient peacebuilding processes particularly in post-conflict societies. The participation of women in conflict resolution initiatives is both crucial and integral as they make up a substantial percentage of affected communities’ population. Furthermore, they play fundamental roles […]

ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY, A PRECONDITION TO STRONG AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Economic resilience is a fundamental pillar of MARCH’s initiatives. Through its work in Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, the organization realized that the conflict’s roots were not ideological but rather a product of a socioeconomic ecosystem that had led to the marginalization of these communities. The acute lack of opportunities stripped them of the […]

RENOVATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY BY THE COMMUNITY

Our work with the communities of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen through the Beb El Dahab rehabilitation and reintegration program has been an important pillar of our other initiatives. MARCH realized that providing the youth with a holistic set of marketable skills would enable them to access better opportunities and shift the trajectory of […]

À BEYROUTH, DES JEUNES MARGINALISÉS APPRENNENT À VIVRE ENSEMBLE

Nada MERHI | OLJ SOCIAL L’ONG March a inauguré hier le centre de la Défense civile, dans le secteur Cola, au terme de près six semaines de travaux dans le cadre de ses projets de capacitation de la jeunesse marginalisée. Au siège régional de la Défense civile dans le secteur Cola, à Beyrouth, l’ambiance était […]

افتتاح مركز بيروت الاقليمي للدفاع المدني في منطقة الكولا

LBC Group TV تم الاحتفال بافتتاح مركز الدّفاع المدني الإقليميّ في منطقة الكولا بحلّته الجديدة. وأنجزت جمعية مارش عمليّة إعادة التأهيل وبدعم من السفارة البريطانية في بيروت. وتمت عملية إعادة التأهيل على أيد شبانٍ وشابات المهمشين والمنسيّين من مختلف أرجاء بيروت أبرزها مناطق المدينة الرياضية، الشياح وطريق الجديدة. وهدف هذا المشروع الى تعزيز حس الوحدة والتضامن […]

افتتاح مركز بيروت الاقليمي للدفاع المدني في منطقة الكولا

LNASHRA تم الاحتفال بافتتاح مركز الدّفاع المدني الإقليميّ بحلّته الجديدة في حضور مدير العام الدّفاع المدني العميد ريمون خطار، ممثلا وزيرة الداخلية والبلديات في حكومة تصريف الأعمال السيدة ريا الحسن، سفير بريطانيا في لبنان الأستاذ كريس رامبلينغ، رئيسة جمعيّة “مارش” ليا بارودي وعناصر من الدفاع المدنيّ بالإضافة الى شخصيّات أخرى بارزة مثل الممثل والمخرج جورج […]

GET TOGETHER! YOUTH CULTURAL EXCHANGE INITIATIVE

Saturday August 24th marked the second of two visits of a youth cultural exchange initiative that MARCH, in collaboration with the Jabal Sheikh Municipality Federation, had set up in an effort to promote social cohesion. The initiative was made possible through the help and support of the Dutch embassy in Lebanon. Its goal was to […]