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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Social Cohesion and Livelihoods

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MONTH

824 beneficiaries of livelihoods activities; 4 CSPs completed

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: WASH

ACHIEVEMENT

The WASH workshop was held to plan for 2015-2016 and for winterization.

HIGHLIGHTS:

BML: 193 students (23% of which are Syrian) have benefited from access to safe water and toilets after WASH works were completed. The pilot project proved to be successful in facilitating future MEHE approval. Construction works on 6 water reservoirs in Iklim Al Kharoub are ahead of schedule, and progress is at 75%. Project is expected to benefit 50,000 persons (20% of which are refugees) once completed in early November 2014.

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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Education

KEY FACT OF THE MONTH

The 2014/15 school year started despite pending enrollment of Syrian refugees

HIGHLIGHTS:

In September, the 2014-15 school year commenced in Lebanon. A total of 6,105 children have enrolled, the majority being PRS and PRL enrolled in UNRWA schools and a handful of affected Lebanese. Syrian refugee children have not enrolled yet and are awaiting decisions from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE).

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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Public Health

KEY FACT

65 reproductive health (RH) kits, which include family planning methods and rape treatment, were distributed

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Shelter

KEY FACT

No blanket winterization of substandard shelters due to funding shortages.

HIGHLIGHTS:

By the end of September 2014, all agencies reported shelter assistance reaching 332,472 individuals this year. This includes 242,221 Syrians, 56,139 Palestine Refugees from Syria, 2,213 Lebanese Returnees, and 31,899 Affected Lebanese.

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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Basic Needs

HIGHLIGHTS:

Distributed a total of around 1,841,700 USD as cash assistance for multiple purposes to 10,766 of the most socio-economically vulnerable families.

Distributed newcomer NFI kits to 27,155 persons (5,431 families). A standard kit consists of one blanket and one mattress per person (5 blankets and 5 mattresses per family/kit on average), one kitchen set and one hygiene kit per family, and a baby kit for each child under the age of 2 years.

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Awareness campaign to promote good hygiene practices

BEIRUT [ACTED News] – Spreading hygiene awareness has become a core priority in Lebanon to minimize the risk of sanitation-related health issues in vulnerable communities. Since the beginning of the crisis, awareness campaigns highlighting key hygiene issues have been organized by ACTED teams. This involves interactive activities such as hand washing games in informal education centers and collective shelters around Beirut and Mount Lebanon, as part of the Global Hand Washing Day Campaign. Soap bars were distributed with the support of UNICEF.

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Jordan + 3 others
In Syria and neighbouring countries, refugee families lack protection against winter weather

Report
CARE

Amman, Jordan - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and neighbouring countries.

“The current funding gap puts millions at risk of disease and death,” says Holly Solberg, regional director for CARE’s Syria response.

To date, only half of the UN funding appeals to support Syrians in need are financed. CARE’s own appeal remains 75 per cent below target.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: Population Movement Revised Emergency Appeal n° MDRLB004

Summary

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 18,644,090 to enable the IFRC to support the Lebanese Red Cross and Palestinian Red Crescent Society – Lebanon branch to deliver assistance to some 415,000 people with a main focus on relief and winterization to ensure effective and efficient outreach to those affected by the Syria Crisis.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Special Focus - Lebanon : Is the Syrian crisis jeopardizing the economy and food security in Lebanon? October 2014

Highlights

  • The crisis in Syria has had an immense impact on Lebanon, because of the economic slowdown and the arrival of over 1.5 million refugees.

  • The economic slowdown, demonstrated by a sharp decrease in annual growth from almost 10 percent pre-crisis to 1 to 2 percent in 2011–2014, is a result of high insecurity, disrupted trade and the declining consumer and investor confidence.

  • The influx of refugees is particularly evident in the housing and labour markets and in the availability and quality of public services.

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Massive scale-up of assistance needed for countries impacted by ongoing Syria crisis - UN relief official

Report
UN News Service

Rising numbers of displaced persons, increasing pressure on refugee hosting countries and dwindling international support left the UN “racing against the clock” to meet the needs on the ground.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 27 October 2014

Insecurity and violence continue to cause displacement within Syria and across the region. More than 90,000 Syrians have being registered on average each month in neighboring countries.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Help for Syrian Refugees Facing Landmine and Bomb Threat in Lebanon

In Lebanon’s bomb-riddled Bekaa Valley, MAG is making land safe for men, women and children fleeing violence in Syria.

The ongoing crisis in Syria has led to more than 3.2 million people fleeing to neighbouring countries. Over one-and-a-half million Syrians have sought sanctuary in Lebanon, with 400,000 currently living in informal settlements across the Bekaa Valley.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

BADIL publishes a summary of a Boston University Report on Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

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U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighboring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.