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29 Jun 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Most of the attackers had come from Syria, and not refugee camps hosting refugees, according to a Lebanese official

  • Eight suicide bombers struck Christian village of Qaa

  • Interior minister says attackers came from Syria

  • Armed villagers deployed to secure area (Adds comment from army commander, UNHCR)

29 Jun 2016 description
report Caritas Australia

Imagine being a woman isolated in a foreign country and at risk of violence.

Fortunately, women who find themselves in this situation in Lebanon are able to find refuge at Oaktree, a women’s shelter.

Oaktree reopened recently after refurbishment work to ensure it is a comfortable, safe and welcoming place for women and their children.

Most of the women are escaping gender-based violence either resulting from domestic violence, human trafficking, or the increased likelihood of violence due to being a refugee.

28 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12423

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de juin, M. François Delattre (France):

Les membres du Conseil de sécurité ont condamné dans les termes les plus forts les attentats terroristes consécutifs perpétrés le 27 juin à Al-Qaa (Liban), qui ont fait de nombreux morts et blessés.

28 Jun 2016 description

Germany has supported the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria crisis response with an unprecedented record contribution of €570 million in 2016. The Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome, Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken, visited German-funded programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. He describes his impressions in an interview with WFP.

1. Mr. Ambassador, what were your main experiences in Lebanon and Jordan?

28 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12423

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the consecutive terrorist attacks on 27 June in Qaa, Lebanon, which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Lebanon. They wished the injured a speedy recovery.

28 Jun 2016 description

ECOSOC/6775

2016 Session,
30th Meeting (PM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

With 130 million people around the world requiring aid and an unprecedented 65 million displaced, the United Nations must work more effectively and cohesively with a range of partners to alleviate the suffering of those trapped in humanitarian emergencies, speakers stressed today as the Economic and Social Council opened its three-day humanitarian affairs segment.

27 Jun 2016 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure humanitarian assistance and protection for the most vulnerable among the displaced from Syria and poorest Lebanese; 2) strengthen the capacity of national and local delivery systems to expand access to and quality of basic services; and 3) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.

27 Jun 2016 description

Arabic version

Beirut, Lebanon
Monday, 27 June 2016

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag strongly condemned the four suicide bombings that took place at dawn this morning in the north-eastern Lebanese border town of El-Qaa, and which killed five civilians and injured several others.

27 Jun 2016 description

AL-QAA, Liban | AFP | lundi 27/06/2016 - 21:15 GMT

Plusieurs attentats suicide menés par des kamikazes ont coûté la vie à au moins cinq personnes dans un village à majorité chrétienne de l'est du Liban, une région troublée en raison de sa proximité avec la Syrie en guerre.

Une première série d'explosions s'est produite avant l'aube à Al-Qaa, un village situé dans la région de la Bekaa, à quelques kilomètres de la frontière syrienne, faisant cinq morts et quinze blessés.

27 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

27 juin 2016 – La Coordonnatrice spéciale des Nations Unies pour le Liban, Sigrid Kaag, a fermement condamné lundi quatre attentats-suicides qui ont eu lieu à l'aube dans le village frontalier d'Al-Qaa dans le nord-est du pays, et qui ont tué cinq civils et blessé plusieurs autres.

27 Jun 2016 description

Al-Qaa, Lebanon | AFP | Monday 6/27/2016 - 21:17 GMT

Two waves of suicide bombings struck a mainly Christian village near Lebanon's border with war-ravaged Syria on Monday, killing and wounding several people before dawn and in the evening.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks which bore the hallmarks of jihadist organisations like the Islamic State group and Al-Qaeda.

24 Jun 2016 description

Press re­lease of 22.06.2016 | Berlin – Every child in Lebanon, and that includes every refugee child, should be able to go to school. Ger­many and Poland will sup­port the Lebanese ed­u­ca­tion min­istry in achiev­ing this am­bi­tious goal. That was agreed be­tween BMZ State Sec­re­tary Friedrich Kitschelt and Un­der­sec­re­tary of State Joanna Wro­necka at to­day's Pol­ish-Ger­man gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tions.

24 Jun 2016 description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been working in Lebanon since 2004 and at the peak of the emergency between 2011 and 2013 DRC scaled up staff and programmes to meet the needs. As a consequence of reduced funding the Danish Refugee Council introduced a staff downsizing plan in 2014.

Between 2011 and 2013, DRC was one of the most active organisations supporting the Lebanese government in responding to the Syria crisis, with a human resource capacity that was scaled up in order to meet the needs of the response.

24 Jun 2016 description
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Context: The agricultural sector in Lebanon, and particularly the milk and dairy sector, is a major source of income for poor rural communities. This is especially the case for households who do not own land. Almost 60 percent of livestock farmers in Lebanon depend on dairy as their main source of living and over 70 percent of dairy farmers are categorized as poor or very poor.

23 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 juin 2016 – Le Coordonnateur spécial adjoint des Nations Unies pour le Liban, Philippe Lazzarini, a appelé mercredi la communauté internationale à soutenir ce pays qui est confronté à d'énormes défis le menaçant d'implosion.

Lors d'une conférence de presse au siège de l'ONU à New York, M. Lazzarini a souligné la résilience des Libanais face aux défis que connaît leur pays. « Et ce n'est dans l'intérêt de personne de voir jusqu'où cette résilience peut aller », a-t-il dit.

23 Jun 2016 description
infographic UN Development Programme

Social Stability partners provide ongoing support to municipalities to strengthen their capacity to mitigate tensions created by the socio-economic shock of the crisis.
Part of this support includes implementing small (community support) and medium (basic services) projects to alleviate resource pressure and provide tangible bene ts to local communities.
While CSPs and BS projects can cover a wide range of interventions, from equipment of public institutions to provision of garbage trucks or construction of sport facilities, they all have the following components:

23 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

22 June 2016 – The United Nations head of humanitarian operations for Lebanon today urged the international community to develop a comprehensive approach of support, or risk the implosion of a country that is vital to the regional dynamics.

At a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York this afternoon, Philippe Lazzarini, Deputy Special Coordinator for Lebanon, highlighted that when we first began his new post, Lebanon was described to him as a resilient country known for managing crisis on the edge.