Ministry of Social Affairs (Lebanon)

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Lebanese Republic
Ministry of Social Affairs
وزارة الشؤون الإجتماعية
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Agency overview
Formed 1993; 23 years ago (1993)
Jurisdiction Government of Lebanon
Headquarters Beirut Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°52′39″N 35°31′2″E / 33.87750°N 35.51722°E / 33.87750; 35.51722
Agency executive
Website Official website
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The Ministry of Social Affairs (Arabic: وزارة الشؤون الإجتماعية‎‎) of Lebanon is part of the cabinet.

History and functions[edit]

The ministry was created in 1993 by Law Number 212[1] and modified by Law Number 327 and Decree Number 5734. The major function of the ministry is to provide social protection and assistance.[1]

The current minister of Social Affairs is Rashid Derrbas .


The Ministry of Social Affairs includes the following departments:

  • Administrative Department (al-Diwan)
  • Department of Planning and Research
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Development Services
  • Department of Disabled persons
  • Department of Social welfare
  • Department of Private associations & Institutions
  • Department of Family Social Services
  • Department of Handcrafts
  • Department of Social Development


  1. ^ a b "UN Development Program" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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