Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA) is one of Austria's leading organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in developing countries. HWA provides worldwide disaster relief in the aftermath of wars and natural disasters as well as competent project management in long-term development projects and programmes. We respect the culture, history, structures, traditions and customs of the communities and countries where we are active. We provide help for all people regardless of their heritage, gender or their religion. The planning and realization of our projects always takes place in conjunction and/or cooperation with local partners. Hilfswerk Austria International has, in partnerhsip with local partners, been supporting the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon since April 2012.