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Lebanon + 1 other
Treating chronic diseases among Syrian refugees

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Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.

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Syria Regional Response Plan ‐ RRP6 (all agencies) Funding status as at 14 April 2014

The requirements presented in this funding update refer to the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan covering the period January to December 2014.

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ICRC assists some 5,600 people displaced by Tripoli violence

Beirut (ICRC) – Recurring fighting in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, has driven thousands of people from their homes to seek shelter in safer areas of the city. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributed food and other essentials to 5'600 of them between 14 and 16 April..

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian refugees in Lebanon lose everything in a fire but just rebuild

RAS EL EIN, Lebanon, 15 April (UNHCR) – A wind was blowing strongly off the sea when the candle fell over in the "tent" Amar El Oman had constructed to shelter his family. Fire swept through the makeshift structure of wooden poles and roof slats covered in plastic sheeting.

Within minutes that January fire had consumed 10 other tents housing refugees from Syria. Amar and his family lost everything: their savings, their documents, their furnishings. Most importantly, they lost Amar's 10-month-old son Abdul.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Finding solutions to violence through CBHFA in Palestinian Refugee Camps

“No one is born violent, it is not instinctive or in our nature. Violence is under our own control,” says an energetic Diana Fouad Owayed. Diana and her school friend, Khaled Issa abou al Omarein, both aged 18 years, are among the twenty-five volunteers who completed a three-day training of trainers, in Beirut in March 2014, on the new Community-Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) Violence Prevention module.

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Lebanon + 1 other
What was lost

Lebanon

With deep sadness and despair, Amal tells us that she is a teacher of the Arabic language; she’s not used to begging and asking for help. But given her current circumstances, she is ready to work in any field, even cleaning houses so that she and her daughter can live in dignity.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 28 March - 10 April 2014

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than one million Syrian refugees have approached UNHCR for assistance in Lebanon. Refugees from Syria now equal one-quarter of the resident population. The host country has experienced serious economic shocks due to the conflict in Syria, including a decline in trade, tourism and investment and an increase in public expenditures.

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Lebanon + 4 others
Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq: Population Movement Emergency Appeal MDR81003 Operation update n°2

Period covered by this Ops Update:
October- December 2013

Appeal target (current):
CHF 27.4 million

Appeal coverage: 23%

Appeal history:

• Preliminary Emergency Appeal initially launched on 9 August 2012 for CHF 3.7 million to assist 55,000 people for six months.

• The appeal was revised on 30 January 2013 seeking CHF 4,647,103 million in cash, kind, or services to support four National Societies in assisting 62,000 people (12,400 families), for six months, until the end of June 2013.

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 7 April 2014)

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.

Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $73.8 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $55 million for 168 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The total ERF balance is $18.8 million. 10 Projects amounting to $4.7 million are currently under review. If approved, the ERF balance will stand at $14.1 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon launches nationwide polio immunization campaign

Beirut, 10 April 2014 – As the threat of polio grows across the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon today launched a national polio immunization campaign to prevent polio regaining a foothold in Lebanon after an absence of 13 years.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 11 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

  • 662,000 individuals benefited from food assistance;

  • More than 21,878 children were vaccinated against polio;

  • 7,700 individuals received primary and secondary healthcare services;

  • 71,500 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

  • 8,400 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

  • 7,600 benefited from shelter support;

  • Some 1,800 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;