Lebanon: Older people face desperate circumstances due to lack of social protection

The report – “A Glimmer of Hope amidst the Pain” – draws on the testimonials of older women and men sharing the severe hardships they face because of the lack of an adequate social protection system in Lebanon.

HelpAge International and the International Labor Organization (ILO) partnered to feature the voices of Lebanon’s older people as they are often left without income security.

Lebanon is the fastest ageing country in the Arab region and has the highest proportion of older people. Yet, there is no inclusive social protection for older people to guarantee a dignified life in older age.

Download the report in Arabic and English.

In their own words Watch Toufik (92), Doris (83), Fatima (60) and Josephine (71) share their experience and difficulties living without a pension, health insurance, and any type of social protection.

Download the report (English)