Lebanon's social and economic situation, along with the conflict in Syria, are placing increased pressure on already drained resources, with many national and municipal services such as education, health, water and protection being under severe strain, impacting children and adults alike. This has a great physical and psychological impact on disadvantaged children, regardless of nationality but living in Lebanon, including children with disabilities.
Girls and boys are affected by multiple increasing vulnerabilities, due to limited access to education, social protection, health, adolescent activities, and other vital services while exposing them to various child protection and gender-based violence concerns. Children in Lebanon are exposed to child labour (6 percent of Lebanese children aged 5-17, 6.7 percent of Syrian children, and 5 percent of Palestinian children are reported to be in work), and child marriage (4 percent of Lebanese girls aged 15-19, 27 percent of Syrian girls and 4 percent Palestinian girls are reported to be married or in union). Furthermore, more than 56 percent of Lebanese children aged 1-14 years, 65 percent of Syrian children and 81 per cent of Palestinian children in the same age-group report having been subjected to one form of violent discipline, including psychological aggression and any or severe physical punishment.