Beirut and Beyond brings relief and builds relationships with Palestinian refugees. We foster awareness of the complications and intricacies of the Middle East. We encourage others to be peacemakers in the Middle East. And lastly, we are advocates for Palestinian refugee communities.
Completing projects benefiting the needs of Palestinian refugee communities run by national organizations on the ground in several different countries. Bringing awareness, education, and opportunity for others to encounter and serve Palestinian refugees.
Our focus is not political, it is to serve and benefit Palestinian refugee communities who are in need. It is to share Palestinian refugee stories so they are known. It is important for us not to create more barriers in a complicated, painful conflict. But to build bridges so others can experience this community as I have. So, you too can see the beauty and dignity of Palestinian culture.
Join us in building a brighter future…together.
Palestinian Refugees and The Middle East
Palestinians have had refugee status for over 70 years. Currently, they are the largest and oldest refugee group in the world with 5.4 millions refugees registered with UNRWA.*
Palestinian refugees are legally defined as people whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost both their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict.
One-third of the registered Palestinian refugees, more than 1.4 million, live in 58 refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
*Source, UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East.