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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children. Her husband is injured and unable to work. Their only income comes from the few vegetables her 12-year-old son can sell. Two years ago, they and thousands of other Yezidis fled Sinjar as they saw their neighbors kidnapped and killed by ISIS. A survivor of sexual violence, Seve is still deeply traumatized. Many days she doesn’t have enough food for the family. Living outside a refugee camp, they have limited access to resources to help them.
UNICEF and other humanitarian actors in Syria have called on all parties to the conflict to lift sieges and allow unconditional and sustained UN access to deliver humanitarian assistance without removals or restrictions. In Syria, the first round multi-antigen routine vaccination campaign has reached 475,549 children under one from Damascus, and 410,396 children through cross border immunization.
United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ms. Sigrid Kaag visited on Tuesday the Palestine refugee camp of Rashidieh in southern Lebanon.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 22 June 2016
The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched new projects worth more than €200 million to support refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Facts & Figures
65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:
21.3 million refugees,
40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.
Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
UNHCR’s public health approach is based on primary health care (PHC) strategy. Secondary and tertiary health care institutions in Lebanon are mostly private and cost is a significant barrier to access. To harmonize access to secondary healthcare and manage costs, UNHCR has put in place referral guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP) to support access to life saving and obstetric care. The costs covered by UNHCR vary according to the type of service provided and the vulnerability status of the refugee.
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I wish to thank the President of the General Assembly for calling this meeting and taking this comprehensive approach to a briefing from the political, human rights and humanitarian perspectives and providing the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the opportunity to brief on the humanitarian situation in Syria. I thank Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura for his detailed briefing and ASG Ivan Simonovic for his coming briefing on the human rights aspects.
WFP's ShareTheMeal application, with campaigns currently focused on Syrian school children, allows users worldwide to contribute funds to WFP with a tap of their smartphones.
The Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria distributed 24,000 Iftar meals to Syrian refugees inside Syria. The campaign also distributed 1,183 food baskets for Syrian refugees in Jordan and 604 in Lebanon.
By Rose Delaney
ROME, Jun 20 2016 (IPS) - Since the outbreak of war in 2011, 9 million Syrians have fled from their homeland, creating one of the gravest migrant crisis’ the world has ever seen. However, what happens to these vulnerable migrants once they secure the refuge they so perilously seek? Can refuge really bring safety to all? Or is ‘the refugee camp’ nothing more than the creation of another war, in this case, fought against one’s own troubled people. Particularly, for those who are traditionally stigmatized, such as women and girls.
Annual Report: relief aid tripled in 2015
In 2015, Dorcas helped 373,375 people in emergency situations, which is more than three times as many people as last year. Many of these people were displaced because of the earthquake in Nepal, others were refugees from Syria and Iraq and there were many who fled because of the turmoil in eastern Ukraine. You can read all the details in our recently released annual report. Dorcas is thankful for all the donations and funds that made all of this possible.
Australia and the world’s wealthiest nations have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, new figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have highlighted.
With the total number of refugees reaching 21.3 million and forced displacement exceeding 65 million, just 107,000 refugees were given the chance to resettle in 2015 – equivalent to just 0.5% of the global refugee population.