‘Blue Mission works with vulnerable Lebanese, Refugees & Internally Displaced Groups in Lebanon, targeting aspects of Medical Aid, Mental Health, Education, Capacity Building and Peace Building.’
Who are we?
We are a non-political/non-sectarian NGO based in Saida, Lebanon seeking to promotes and to create a culture of peace on every level of society in order for Lebanon to confront and resolve its humanitarian challenges.
How do we work?
We use a holistic approach, combining programs that target not only refugees, internally-displaced people (IDP) and vulnerable segments of the Lebanese community, but also the community as a whole. This includes volunteers, activators and mobilisers. We support the empowerment of individuals to become actors of change that work for a sustainable culture of peace. This is facilitated by focusing on what we believe to be essential for the development of our beneficiaries: Health, Mental Health, Education,Capacity Building, and Peace-building
What do we believe?
Dignity & Respect: We believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. This is true whatever the religious and socio-cultural background of our beneficiaries. Sensibility is essential in earning trust and in allowing the individuals to maintain dignity and respect.
Equality: We do not select its beneficiaries, staff or volunteers on the basis of sex, gender, religion, political affiliation, nationality or ethnicity. We abide by a strict non-discriminatory/neutral policy and believe every individual deserves to be treated equally.
Empowerment: We believe in empowering the community by giving them the tools needed to achieve their aspirations. Blue Mission vows to give a voice to the voiceless and to include them in the decision-making process.
Holism: We believe in the importance of engaging every stratum of society, from the individual, his family, to other civil society organizations and local and national governmental institutions.
Our Governance and Policy.
Strategic decisions are based on discussions with a Management Board that is elected on an annual basis, as well as with Blue Mission’s international advisors. Project-related decisions are made by project management, and always in consultation with beneficiaries.
Throughout its operations, Blue Mission adheres to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) code of conduct, the SPHERE Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, as well as the International Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) guidelines. Additionally, staff and volunteers subscribe to a robust child protection policy.