About Us

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.

History

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.

Mission

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

Vision

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.

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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.

Slogan

Dignity and justice for all

Vision

To promote for a committed humanitarian action and international solidarity.

Mission

To build the capacity of people to be resilient and through offering them an alternative that the social power can emerge to put an end to the barbarities of our world today.

Values

Empowering the principles of human rights, citizenship, democratic and social justice.

Philosophy

Principles defining a position that we put into practice (3P).

Areas of expertise

Rural development and vocational training fields, Amel’s interventions involve the entire residents regardless of religious affiliation or political beliefs. Amel offers quality services in health, psychosocial, human rights, child protection, supports migrant domestic workers and victims of trafficking.