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.
Open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of a wide range of humanitarian infrastructure on 160 occasions between January 2015 and June 2016.
International Development Minister Rory Stewart offers thanks to humanitarian workers.
If you combine the number of people affected by conflict, natural disasters, disease and extreme poverty around the world they would form the tenth most populous country on earth.
The UK is a global leader in responding to humanitarian crises and today, on World Humanitarian Day (Friday 19 August), we pay tribute to the brave aid workers who risk their lives to help those caught up in conflict and disaster.
Beirut, 18 August 2016 - UNICEF has awarded INARA more than $100,000 over the next year. This money will expand the work that INARA is already doing on the ground in Lebanon with Syrian refugee children.
This UNICEF partnership allows INARA to work with more children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injury and are unable to access treatment due to war. INARA provides life-altering and life-saving medical care, and fills the gaps in medical access when it is not provided by other institutions or non-profits.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with 250,000 euros to help alleviate the humanitarian situation of people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
This report presents the results of research conducted with female refugees living in North Jordan and South Lebanon who are Syrian Nationals (SN) and Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) as well as gender based violence (GBV) case workers who provide services to refugee women and girls who experience GBV. Through focus group discussions, interviews, and clinic-based surveys, we have examined:
the scope of violence perpetrated against women and girl refugees from Syria living in Tyre, Saida, Ajloun, and Jerash;