Dignity and justice for all
One million, six hundred thousand interventions have so far been provided within the lives of thousands of people during the past 6 years including Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Amel Association team. These interventions in health, education, empowerment, psycho-social support, protection, and livelihood trainings were implemented to give different endings to the sad stories caused by war and conflicts in the Middle East.
Amel was created in 1979 by Dr. Kamel Mohanna, side by side with pioneer international NGOs such as Doctors without Borders and Doctors of the World. It started its activities as a reaction to the civil war that broke out in Lebanon in 1975.
Amel is an independent nonprofit, non-confessional Lebanese organization dedicated to saving lives and generating a democratic and prosperous Lebanon. Amel offers quality services in the health, psychosocial, human rights
As a pioneer NGO in the Arab world, Amel Association International believes in an innovative vision of change and a non-discriminatory approach with a strong commitment to citizenship and equal rights.
A local NGO who become International
AMEL is a well-recognized NGO internationally, notably through its membership in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and in the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership1, an extensive network of NGOs favoring better coordination of humanitarian action worldwide. AMEL’s scope of humanitarian activities is thus ever expanding. The organization has opened offices in Switzerland and in France to replicate its approach with the vulnerable populations in Europe. Moreover, AMEL has been the only local NGO participating in the fruitful dialogue related to “reshaping humanitarian action” as part of the process of the World Humanitarian Summit that was held in 201. In the same year Amel won the the Prize for the prevention of conflicts and for peace in Lebanon, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.