HI started work in Lebanon in 1992 in the Palestinian refugee camps and clusters (rehabilitation and promoting the rights of people with disabilities, and mental health work). The association has since provided emergency assistance in the crisis situations that have rocked the country and region. Since 2011, HI has been supporting Syrian refugees and the Lebanese community affected by the war in Syria.
In North Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, HI ensures that people with disabilities receive appropriate emergency care such as rehabilitation, assistive devices (prostheses and orthotics) and psychosocial support. A specific project addresses the rehabilitation needs of Children with Disabilities living in Palestinian camps and surroundings in North Lebanon.
HI works alongside other humanitarian actors to improve inclusiveness. For example, in partnership with UNICEF, HI ensures that water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services are accessible to people with specific needs.
HI is also carrying out mine clearance operations in the north of the country following the 2006 Israeli–Lebanese conflict. It provides psychological and psychosocial support to Palestinian refugee children and is helping people with disabilities campaign for their rights.