- Norwegian Refugee Council - A Future in the Balance: Lebanon
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 17 | 1-31 March 2016 EN/AR
- UNHCR: Global Responsibility Sharing Factsheet
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
Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria
More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border
Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen
Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations
Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need
Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement
According to UNHCR 4,842,896 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day. In 2015 more than 877,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,400 per day. Children now make up 51.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,503,777 refugee children in the region.
Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.
March 2016 was marked by the closing of the Balkan route to Europe on March 8 and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement on March 20. These developments have resulted in slowing arrivals to Greece while refugees and other mixed migrants find new ways to enter Europe.
Twenty new water projects funded by the governments of the UK and the US announced
Beirut, 28 April 2016 – The Ministry of Energy & Water and UNICEF announced today 20 new projects which will ensure improved access to water for more than 300,000 people across Lebanon. The governments of the United Kingdom (US$ 6M) and the United States of America (US$ 1.7M) fund the projects.
Rome – ShareTheMeal, l’application développée par le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), qui a dernièrement reçu un prix, décide de dédier ses levées de fonds aux enfants syriens réfugiés au Liban.
The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.
ROME – ShareTheMeal, the award-winning app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
ShareTheMeal’s fundraising goal in Lebanon will support 1,400 refugee children aged 3–4 in Beirut for a full year. The children’s parents receive funds transferred to their regular WFP electronic food vouchers, allowing them to buy the foods they want in local shops which also supports host communities and the Lebanese economy.
27 April 2016 -- In a country facing ongoing conflict, safe blood transfusions are a life-saving necessity. They are used to treat those suffering from gunshot wounds and conflict-related injuries, but also children suffering from anaemia due to malnutrition often worsened by malaria, survivors of road traffic accidents and mothers who experience excessive blood loss during childbirth are bleeding severely.
Lebanon at a glance in 2015
2015 was not an easy year for Lebanon. But though there were many challenges to peace, security and development, many achievements highlighted Lebanon’s own resilience and the commitment of its friends.
This is the story of Marie who was selected along with 200 other women to participate in a series of training, conducted by ACTED Lebanon and funded by the Centre de Crise et de Soutien (CDC).
The Syrian conflict, which has seen over 9 million people flee their homes, has affected thousands more in the neighboring countries especially in Lebanon where 1.2 million registered Syrian refugees have found refuge. Tensions between the Lebanese host community and the Syrian refugees are not rare.
Le conflit syrien, qui a vu 9 millions de personnes fuir leur domicile, a aussi touché des milliers d’autres personnes dans les pays voisins, et notamment au Liban où 1,2 million de réfugiés syriens enregistrés ont trouvé refuge. Les tensions entre la communauté hôte et les réfugiés syriens ne sont pas rares.
Burj El Barajneh is a Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The camp was established in 1948 after the “Nakba,” when Palestinians were forced to flee their homes and villages. The camp was built on one square kilometer (0.38 square miles) of land to accommodate 10,000 refugees. Today, Bur El Burajneh is home to some 31,000 refugees, including thousands who have recently fled fighting in Syria.
“We are very happy with this accomplishment. We used to avoid passing by this site, but now we can sit here, have fun, and enjoy our time. It is like a dream coming true,” said Hussam Hnayme from al-Bustan al-Kabir, Saida commenting on the rehabilitation of Saida dumpsite.
The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.