Since 2011, it feels like most of the work being done by the international community in Lebanon, has been geared towards refugees. While the refugee crisis has required a lot of support from the rest of the world, Lebanese communities haven’t been left out to dry.

One example of longstanding partnerships with Lebanese communities across the country, is with the European Union. For years, the EU has helped out in diverse projects that have helped lift up vulnerable Lebanese. Even after the refugee crisis, many of the EU’s projects focus on the Lebanese host communities as well.

In the next two weeks, we will be sharing several videos that highlights the EU’s work in Lebanon, and today we start with a story from Akkar, a part of Lebanon very dear to me.

Stay tuned for more stories like Khaldieh’s soon!