Lebanon - Organizations

There are chambers of commerce and industry in Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon, and Zahlah. There are Rotary and Lion's Clubs in Beirut. Lebanon has an Automobile and Touring Club, a French Chamber of Commerce, and an Association of Lebanese Industries.

The Amel Association is a major social welfare organization providing emergency relief and social, medical, and educational services. The National Council for Scientific Research offers major support for promoting scientific study and research. A smaller organization, the Nadim Andraos Foundation, also provides financial support for medical and scientific studies. The Red Cross is also active in the country.

National youth organizations include the Lebanese Scout Federation, Lebanese Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations, the Progressive Youth Organization, the Democratic Youth Union, and YMCA/YWCA.

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