The Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) is an informal, independent coordinating body comprised of 64 International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) who are working to address the needs of vulnerable individuals, families and communities throughout Lebanon. LHIF is represented by an elected Steering Committee, and supported by a full-time Secretariat.


The purpose of LHIF is to facilitate our members' work by efficiently and effectively addressing key issues of common interest. LHIF facilitates coordination among members by identifying strategic issues of concern, advocating for common positions with a unified and consistent voice, engaging and representing the forum with external stakeholders and sharing information. LHIF also facilitates the representation of INGOs in response leadership bodies and works to engance engagement of NGOs in response planning and coordination mechanisms.

LHIF is generously funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration - US Department of State (BPRM) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).