Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa visited a women’s workshop and a refugee camp on Tuesday as part of a four-day humanitarian trip to Lebanon.
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa holds a child during the second day of a humanitarian visit to Lebanon
Photo: Cour grand-ducale/Sophie Margue
The trip was organised ahead of the “Stand Speak Rise Up- ending sexual violence in vulnerable regions” conference to be held in March 2019.
On Monday the grand duchess met Lebanon president Michel Aoun and various politicians as well as stopping off at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital where she met International Red Cross Committee patients.
On Tuesday, she visited the Taanayel centre of the “arcenciel” association which offers workshops, an inclusive daycare centre and financial management courses for women.
She and her delegation then went to the refugee camp near Bar Elias where the grand duchess spoke with people who have benefited from arcenciel training and micro-finance, and distributed food kits. She ended the day with a visit to the Caritas safehouse in Reyfoun to learn about their work in protecting and helping sexual violence victims.