Who We Are?
ISWA is a registered non-governmental organization first established in Lebanon in 1985. It was founded by a determined group of activists to support and empower the most vulnerable people in our community: victims of the violence of conflict and endemic poverty, including orphans, widows and refugees from Palestine and Syria.
Today, the ISWA family includes ten subsidiaries, reaching thousands each year through both relief and sustainable development projects. The organization is firmly committed to implementing international quality standards in all sectors of its humanitarian work, with the aim of achieving the highest levels of efficacy, transparency, neutrality, and impartiality. Strong partnerships enable us to intervene effectively in areas with the most urgent need, defending the dignity of vulnerable populations, regardless of nationality, religion, political orientation, or any other factor, and without proselytization or indoctrination.
Going beyond short-term relief projects, we at ISWA believe that sustainable development is a cornerstone in building societies free of poverty, ignorance, and conflict. We work around the clock to implement projects in a variety of sectors, taking a holistic approach to empowering families and communities at all levels, with the broader goal of contributing to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
With these goals in mind, ISWA provides services in the following sectors:
- Child Protection
- Food Security
- Basic In-kind Assistance
- WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene)
ISWA thrives to present tailored humanitarian aid to support institutions, families and vulnerable individuals to enhance their positive impact on their surroundings. Our programs are implemented with national and international organizations to reach this objective in a sustainable and cooperative manner.