Who we are
SHEILD ( Social, Humanitarian, Economical Intervention for Local Development) Association is an international civil society organization that provides services in the areas of:
– Emergency and relief
– Woman and child protection and monitoring
– Economic development and livelihoods
– Food security
– Prisons and the judiciary
– Humanitarian Mine Action
– Research studies
SHEILD Association is a registered Civil Company in Lebanon, Syria, Spain and Switzerland.
Acting in a reliable manner based on high standards
Having and using requisite knowledge and skills
Demonstrating analytical skills to understand problems and effectively develop solutions
Good Time Management
Planning and exercising a conscious control of time so as to increase effectiveness and productivity
Showing sensitivity to the feelings of others and having a friendly attitude
Start of Syria Demining Mission
After obtaining an authorization to work in demining programs in Lebanon and Syria, the Mine Action Unit in SHEILD started, through its Damascus office, and in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, to organize preliminary field visits to conduct a non-technical survey in several regions in Ghouta area and Yarmouk camp.
Food assistance to Vulnerable People in South Lebanon and BML (DFA)
Since April 2013 – Ongoing
General Objective: Support vulnerable Lebanese HHs and refugees with direct food assistance through different modalities, as well as monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of delivered assistance and followed modalities in Beirut, Mount Lebanon and South Lebanon.
FFA - Food Assistance for asset Program
1 July 2017 - Ongoing
General Objective: The FFA program aims to ensure conditional cash for assistance to cover additional food needs and support the capacity building of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese citizens, and at the same time contribute to the development and livelihoods of local host communities through producing, rehabilitating and maintaining community public assets.
Detention monitoring and provision of legal aid and other services to persons of concern in detention.
April 2019 - Ongoing
General Objective: Monitor detention and imprisonment conditions for refugees and Lebanese persons of concern and provide legal, health, social and psychological support and assistance to cases most in need in coordination and partnership with the Internal Security Forces and the judicial sector.
SALMA (Smart adaptation for landscapes in mountain areas)
October 2019 to April 2022
General Objective: Enhance the ecosystem and contribute to national policies and programs for forestation and afforestation and management of forests.
Outreach, protection, monitoring and social assistance to Syrian refugees in South Lebanon
Since 2012 – Ongoing
General Objective: Carry out protection monitoring activities and identify and refer cases with urgent protection needs or need for assistance through the appropriate channels and provide community-based protection solutions.
Beirut Blast response
After the Beirut Port Blast on the 4th of August 2020, SHEILD EMERGENCY UNIT rushed to intervene and respond to the disaster’s catastrophic consequences. The unit has devoted all its efforts and resources to help the families affected by the explosion.
In partnership with the World Food Program, and with support from USAID, IRISH AID, and Canadian and Australian Embassies in Lebanon, SHEILD distributed around 2,500 food parcels to damaged families in August. Each parcel contains 60 kg of food items, sufficient to feed a family of five members for a month.
Since September 2020, assistance has shifted from food to cash, reaching more than 18,500 eligible affected citizens, who benefited from a monthly direct cash assistance through an emergency card, valid for a period of 6 months.