Who we are
SHEILD ( Social, Humanitarian, Economical Intervention for Local Development) Association is an international humanitarian non-governmental association that promotes economic development by supporting livelihood and capacity building of the marginalized community groups and offering protection initiatives to vulnerable community categories with women and children as the focus. We also operate during times of war, armed conflicts and natural disasters, responding to resulting emergency situations and bringing relief to affected populations.
SHEILD Association is a registered Civil Company in Lebanon, Syria, Spain and Switzerland
Providing Impartial Humanitarian Assistance
Acting Autonomously from any political, economic, military or any other objectives
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 assistance delivered and followed modalities in Beirut, mount Lebanon and south.
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 strengthening of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese 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 most in need cases in coordination and partnership with Internal security forces and juridical sector.
SALMA (Smart adaptation for landscapes in mountain areas)
October 2019 to April 2022
General Objective: To 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, 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, 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.