Established in 1998 by a group of Human Rights activists, Insan Association is a Lebanese non-profit organization officially registered at the Ministry of Justice under the number 390/cs Beirut and at the Minister of Interior under the number 13907.
Insan Association acts to protect and promote the rights of the most marginalised individuals, families and children living in Lebanon – such as refugees, migrant workers, asylum seekers and non-identities – without discrimination of any kind, such as ethnicity nationality, gender, social origins, religion and political or other affiliations. Through the years, beneficiaries of different nationalities benefited from our services: Syrian, Kurdish and Turkmen Syrian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Egyptian, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Ethiopian, Sudanese, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Cameroonian, Malagasy etc. All of them are living in Lebanon in very difficult conditions notably due to severe poverty, lack of legal status, isolation and racism. Excluded from the system, they fail to access basic rights and services.
Through a comprehensive scheme consisting of educational, psychosocial and legal services as well as advocacy and awareness raising projects, Insan aims to empower these communities, to help them take control of their lives and reach their full potential.