Dar Al Amal is a Lebanese NGO, established in 1969. Its vision is to safeguard the rights of children at risk and women in situation of exploitation, prostitution, violence or in conflict with the law. In Lebanon a large number of vulnerable children, mostly girls, suffer from all forms of violence and exploitation. Similarly, marginalized women such as prostitutes and exprisoners are rejected from their family and community. These beneficiaries are both in need of a safe environment far from the source of danger. With the shelter Dar Al Amal wants to provide this need. The few existing shelters are not enough to welcome the mentioned categories and never accept them in emergency.