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WHAT IS PARD?

The Popular Aid for Relief and Development (PARD) is an independent grassroots organization working on gender equality and women’s empowerment, youth empowerment, environmental health and relief for people in distress among Palestinian and Lebanese communities and refugees from Syria. It was founded in 1985 under the name of “The Relief Agency” by a group of volunteers. It received official recognition under the name of Popular Aid for Relief and Development through notification number 44/AD in 23/4/1990.

MAIN CHALLENGES

The past few years have been characterized by several challenges that have impacted both the Lebanese people and the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Among these challenges were the different political stances toward the crisis in Syria and the hosting of thousands of refugees from Syria in Lebanon. As a result, the existence of the refugees from Syria negatively affected the shelter situation, the labor market, the WASH and health facilities, and the general security situation.

RECENT CHALLENGES

An additional challenge is the current crisis facing Lebanon. Thousands come together in unprecedented nationwide demonstrations against the old and new governments. Lebanon’s financial situation is deteriorating, the local currency is unstable, prices of commodities including food and medicines have risen, workshops and factories have closed raising the unemployment rates, education is very often suspended and road blockages obstruct the movement of the people.

Not to mention the international challenge which is translated even more difficultly in Lebanon which is Covid-19 pandemic, it is icing on the cake and made everything far worse

Ritta Hamdan

Director

PARD believes that in addition to providing relief and support to the Palestinian refugees at times of disaster, there is a great need to provide environmental, health and social services to the marginalized and vulnerable groups in the Palestinian camps and gatherings in Lebanon at times of stability as well. These services are extremely crucial to the refugees’ wellbeing and substantially contribute to building their resilience and ability to participate meaningfully in their communities.

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PARD 2020 - 2021 STRATEGY

PARD adopted a participatory approach to develop its new strategy for 2019-2021 by adhering itself to the Millennium Development Goals which includes the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by supporting small local projects

Education

Achieving universal primary education by providing remedial lessons to students, combat illiteracy and vocational trainings

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Health

Promote gender equality and empowerment of women through the formation of women's committees, Improve maternal health through the mother and child health program, Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases through health education for prevention

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Environment

environmental sustainability by providing environmental health programs

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Networking

and Developing a global partnership for development: through networking with local and international NGOs and UN agencies.

After participating in the mammography and Pap smear examination campaign, I discovered that I have a problem and I was treated, and I have the Popular Aid for Relief and Development to thank for that.

- Nijmi Chemali , A beneficiary in Bourghliyye gathering in the south

I’m thankful for the Popular Aid for Relief and Development for the services it provides in the Sikkeh gathering, including a women's clinic, mammography tests, and Pap smear examination, in addition to medical guidance.

- Sabrin Al Bakir , A beneficiary in Sikkeh gathering in the south

I thank the Popular Aid for Relief and Development, it’s an organization that is feeling people’s suffering, and providing services of high importance. Every family needs the items found in the food kits distributed by PARD

- Renee Brayteh , A beneficiary in Naba’a area in Beirut

WHO ARE WE?

The Popular Aid for Relief and Development is a nonprofit, grass-roots, rights based NGO that aims to promote gender justice and the right of marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially in the Palestinian gatherings, to access social, health and environmental services

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Principles and values

PARD believes all human beings have the same universal rights. These rights should guarantee freedom, justice, and equality to everybody

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Beneficiaries

PARD aim that Refugees in Lebanon enjoy civil and social rights and gender justice

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Mission & Vision

PARD believes that women should enjoy equal political, civil and social rights under equal circumstances

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