- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 21, 1 – 31 July 2016
- UNHCR: Basic Assistance Jan - May 2016 Dashboard, Inter-Agency Coordination Lebanon
- FAO: Recovery and rehabilitation of the dairy sector in Lebanon: Supporting the agriculture livelihood in improving the dairy value chain in a protracted crisis context
Appeals & Funding
- Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2015-2016 Year Two
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Lebanon
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
Around 21 million children U5 were vaccinated against polio, 724,361 children were enrolled in formal education, 283,815 in non-formal/informal education across the Syria Crisis countries in 2016 through support of UNICEF and partners.
Since the beginning of the year, over one million estimated people living in besieged and hard to reach areas inside Syria were served with essential supplies including health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and non-food items.
Protection (Child Protection / SGBV)
- The Lebanese General Directorate of General Security (GSO) has confirmed the lifting of the pledge not to work as part of the residency renewal requirements, and its replacement with a pledge to abide by Lebanese laws; the USD 200 fees remain. This new requirement is being progressively implemented.
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.
The UNDP Disaster Risk Management project at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, opened the Regional Operation Room (ROR) for crisis management in the Governorate of Baalbek. A table top exercise was conducted for the first time in this region, simulating a flash flood scenario. The opening took place on Monday 22 August 2016, at the Governorate headquarters in the presence of Baalbek-Hermel Governor Bashir Khodor, and Colonel Waleed Chaar representing Major General Mohammad Kheir Secretary General of the Higher Council for Defense.
Today, more than half of the world’s displaced people live in urban areas1 and the average length of displacement is 25 years.2 The humanitarian sector must adapt to meet the challenges of an urbanising world and the increasing role of cities as places of refuge and economic opportunity, as well as sites of heightened risk of crisis, marginalisation and inequality.
This brief takes stock of how Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have been affected by the violence in Syria. Its author argues that none of the countries are in danger of a near-term meltdown, although Turkey is beginning to suffer from greater amounts of instability. Lebanon and Jordan, in turn, have managed the flows of refugees and militants out of Syria far better than anticipated and are in many ways more stable today than they were in especially chaotic 2013.
In July, WFP assisted 686,597 people: 639,540 Syrian refugees, 19,584 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 265 Lebanese and Syrians through livelihood activities. 27,208 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).
Preliminary results of the 2016 “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees” highlight sustained food insecurity among refugees.
The #ShareTheMeal campaign ended after raising an additional USD 500,000.
680,099 Syrian refugees assisted
20,435 Palestinian refugees from Syria assisted
USD634 million injected into the local economy
445 contracted shops throughout Lebanon
1 in 5 people in Lebanon is a registered Syrian refugee
FIRST ASSISTANCE IN SYRIA REGIONAL RESPONSE BASED ON VULNERABILITY TARGETING
6.6 million IDPs inside Syria
5,857,115 Assisted in Syria and the Region
4.8 million Refugees in the Region
On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman to show her solidarity and condolence to the Jordanian Government following the terrorist attack at the berm/Jordan border on 21 June.
Security restrictions kept WFP’s food distribution on hold at the berm in July.
4.8 million Refugees in the region (Source: UNHCR)
1.62 million Refugees assisted in the region in July
The support to public institutions has continued to focus on supporting service delivery, policy development and enhancing capacities of public officials and civil servants to respond to the crisis.
More than 120 million USD of assistance was committed or channeled to public institutions so far in 2016. 521 additional staff were seconded or financed to enhance the crisis response capacity of public institutions.
Support to Social Institutions
Ayman and Mohammad didn’t know each other before they arrived in Lebanon as refugees from Syria. Chance brought them together, where the two men are now rebuilding their lives with each other’s help and the support from Handicap International. The organization has provided them with rehabilitation and given them equipment to make their daily lives easier. Moreover, Ayman now volunteers for Handicap International, to advance the rights of refugees with disabilities and injuries in Lebanon.
Support to Social Institutions
70,000 Lebanese households received Winter Assistance (175,000 blankets and 2.9m USD in cash transfers through the National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP)).
57 SDCs received financial, technical, and additional staffing support, enabling amongst others 27,000 individuals to receive psychosocial support services (including 6,500 Lebanese).
Lebanon and Jordan have the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide, according to UNHCR. More than one million people have fled from Syria to Lebanon; Jordan is hosting more than 660,000 refugees. Raymond Chevalier, SOS Children’s Villages’ Director of Emergency Response for the Middle East and North Africa region, recently visited Lebanon to assess the SOS emergency response programme for Syrian refugees, and Jordan, where a refugee response programme is being developed.