Essential Rehabilitation Services Project

Addressing protection needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) among refugees from Syria (RfS) and their peers in host communities in Lebanon (LHCs) by filling gaps in basic rehabilitation services.

Title: Filling Assistance Gaps in Basic Rehabilitation Services for Refugees from Syria With Disabilities and Their Peers in Host Communities in Lebanon.


  • Objective 1: To fill gaps in protection assistance services for RfS with disabilities and their peers in LHCs by providing them with physical rehabilitation and mobility aids, self-care supplies, prescription eyeglasses, hearing aids, and related services.
  • Objective 2: To respond to particular needs of PWDs in their communities by filling rehabilitation assistance gaps through Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) services programs.
  • Objective 3: To increase understanding of the protection rights and needs of PWDs among stakeholders and the general public by sectoral and community based awareness and advocacy interventions.

Elements: Four Integrated Modules

Programming and Implementation:

  • Nationwide, across Lebanon.
  • Providing person-focused assistance services in collaboration with local organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), civil society organizations (CSOs), local service providers, and other relevant parties.
  • Prioritizing outreach to engage the hard-to-reach and most vulnerable individuals particularly through community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services programs of local entities.
  • Proactive coordination with local, national, international, and UN stakeholders.

Funding: This project is funded by a Federal Assistance Award from the United States Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration as a gift from the United States Government.