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Lebanon

General Country Information
Capital: Beirut
Population: 4,125,237 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Confessionalist / Parliamentary Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 714,000 (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 1.43 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 45,352 (2009)
Internet users: 2.19 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.40
World Rank 2005/2006: 93

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
2001-2002 National Plan of Action for the Rights of Disabled Persons of Lebanon
Disability Policy Website

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Al-Kafaat Foundation
P.O. Box 47
Hadath
Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-879-301 / +961-1-879-302
Fax: +961-1-879-307

Arab Resource Collective
P.O. Box 13-15916
5th Floor, Dkeik Building, Hanra
Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-742075
Fax: +961-1-742077

Association de l'Oeuvre des Sourds-muets au Liban
Mazraa - Rue Maarri
Jmm Jannoun,
Beyrouth,
Lebanon
Tel: +961-01-656-517

Forum of the Handicapped Association
P.O.Box 670 
Tripoli
Lebanon
Tel: +961-066-10195
Fax: +961-0621-3426

Friends of the Disabled Association
Mechref Village, Chouf District,
25 km south of Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-3-612581 / +961-5-601663
Fax: +961-1-866519

Lebanese Autism Society
P.O. Box 113/5819
Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-1-449988 / +961-1-1-443366
Fax: +961-1-1-443366

Lebanese Council of Disabled People (LCDP) - DPI National Assembly
Nawaf Kabbara, P.O. Box 113-5157
Hamra, Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-173-8297 / +961-361-3533
Fax: +961-173-8297

Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)
P.O. Box 15
Beirut 5473
Lebanon
Tel: +961-01-666987
Fax: +961-01-650417

Lebanese School for the Blind and Deaf
P.O. Box 40021
Baabda
Lebanon
Tel: +961-5-920601 / +961-5-921024
Fax: +961-5-924118

Lebanese Universities League for the Blind
P.O. Box 40-161 Baabda Abiad St.
Amal Building 3rd floor
Baabda
Lebanon
Emailmilios@terra.net.lb / aabraham@terra.net.lb
Tel: +961-0381-4285

National Association for the Rights of Disabled People in Lebanon (NARD)
P.O. Box 113-5157
Hamra, Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-173-8296
Fax: +961-173-8297

National Rehabilitation and Development Center
P.O. Box 11-7732
Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-5-210338
Fax: +961-5-210338

Vision Association for Development, Rehabilitation and Care
Dahr El Ahmar, Rashaya Alwadi
Lebanon
Tel: +961-0856-1325

Youth Association of the Blind
Karakul Druze, Tadmore Street
P.O. Box 113/5487
Beirut
Lebanon
Tel: +961-1364-25
Fax: +961-1364-259