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25 Dec 2014 description

Qaraun, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 12/25/2014 - 02:54 GMT

by Rita Daou

In a squalid camp in eastern Lebanon, a school in a tent with a chalkboard and brightly coloured desks offers children who fled Syria's war a chance of an education.

Thousands of child refugees are studying at dozens of makeshift schools across Lebanon, including 11-year-old Faruq Salkhadi, who dreams of becoming a doctor.

24 Dec 2014 description

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MONTH

966 change agents trained, 1238 beneficiaries of livelihoods activities

HIGHLIGHTS:

24 Dec 2014 description

KEY ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MONTH

27,434 vulnerable families received 4,827,600 USD in cash assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Winterization activities have started by distributing in-kind items (blankets, stoves, clothes), vouchers and cash assistance, to support beneficiaries survive winter and meet heightened basic needs without adverse effects or increased negative coping mechanisms:

24 Dec 2014 description

KEY FACT

37,800 families in substandard buildings are in urgent need for assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

By the end of November 2014, all agencies reported shelter assistance reaching 407,715 individuals this year. This includes 310,370 SYR - 60,778 PRS - 2,237 LRS - 34,330 Affected Lebanese.

24 Dec 2014 description

KEY ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MONTH

893,478 refugees and vulnerable host members received food assistance.

HIGHLIGHTS:

24 Dec 2014 description

ACHIEVEMENT

WASH is working with MoPH on risk reduction for WASH related disease outbreak.

HIGHLIGHTS:

The recent Global hand washing day, themed “Your health is in your hands”, was strongly supported by over 20 WASH actors across Lebanon reaching over 100,000 individuals, particularly children through a variety of activities such as songs, videos, dances and theatre. The event involved child protection, wash, education and health sectors and was coordinated through the WASH Hygiene Promotion Group.

24 Dec 2014 description

KEY FACT OF THE MONTH

Refugee participation in legal awareness sessions exceeded end-2014 target

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24 Dec 2014 description

KEY FACT

184 PHC centers provided with medical supplies and equipment

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24 Dec 2014 description

Testimony
Kelly Clements
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Washington, DC
December 12, 2014

Thank you, Chairman McGovern and Chairman Wolf, for holding this important hearing on humanitarian assistance for those affected by violence in Iraq and for your personal leadership and support for your humanitarian efforts. Given the close relationship between events in Iraq and Syria, I will also address our humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria.

23 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

The war in Syria continues to rage as it enters its fourth year with no end in sight. The UNHCR estimates that 6.5 million Syrians are displaced within Syria.

Another 3 million Syrian refugees have crossed into neighbouring countries. ACT Alliance members in the region coordinated the humanitarian response within the ACT Jordan/Syria/Lebanon Forum (JSL).

23 Dec 2014 description

Qaraoun, Liban | AFP | mardi 23/12/2014 - 08:55 GM

Par Rita DAOU

Au milieu d'un camp misérable dans l'est du Liban, un tableau vert et des casiers multicolores ont été installés sous une tente pour offrir l'apparence d'une école normale à de petits réfugiés syriens.

Située dans la région pittoresque de Qaraoun, cette école de fortune fait partie des 47 centres éducatifs supervisés par l'ONG International Rescue Comittee (IRC) au Liban, où se sont réfugiés 1,1 million de Syriens ayant fui la guerre.

22 Dec 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights

• The WASH programme will continue the transition from first-phase emergency services to more sustainable, and costeffective systems, and reinforcing WASH services in areas impacted by refugee influx.

• Health programmes will increase access to health care for refugee and impacted host population, including strengthening routine immunization and campaigns especially for polio which continues to threaten the region.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010.

20 Dec 2014 description

The Deputy Minister for the German Economic Cooperation and Development Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, and the German Ambassador to Lebanon Mr. Christian Clages and UNDP country director Mr. Luca Renda visited the village of Qabb Eliass in bekaa to follow up on the German funded projects through the Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP).