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24 May 2016 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the conduct of the municipal elections in Lebanon which are expected to conclude on 29 May. They are a testament to Lebanon’s enduring democratic tradition and further proof that the people of Lebanon deserve to be represented at all levels.

24 May 2016 description


24 May 2016 description

Today in Geneva, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched its 2015 Annual Report of the Department of Health, which highlights the remarkable gains achieved by UNRWA in reducing mother and child deaths, infectious and communicable disease transmission, and achieving nearly 100 per cent vaccination coverage rates.

24 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

For the seventh decade, UNRWA Health programme continues to deliver comprehensive preventive and curative primary health care (PHC) services to Palestine refugees through a network of 143 primary health care facilities, and helps them access secondary and tertiary health care services. The total number of registered Palestine refugees has reached some 5.7 million, out of whom; about 3.5 million are served at our health centres.

24 May 2016 description

Press release | Published: 2016-05-24

'Norway is entering into a multi-year cooperation agreement with Unicef, and will provide up to NOK 400 million for education in Syria and its neighbouring countries. This is a follow-up to the donor conference for Syria earlier this year. It will give Unicef greater predictability in its efforts to help children and young people,' said Minister of Foreign affairs Børge Brende.

24 May 2016 description
report ALNAP

1. Introduction

This research reflects the understanding, perceptions, motivation and experiences of 11 national and local organisations in Lebanon that are active and involved in humanitarian response. It is based on a desire to hear what they have to say in their own terms.

24 May 2016 description


-This Q&A is for outreach/front line workers as a reference to address questions from refugees.

-This Q&A is not to be distributed to refugees although it is accesible in www.refugees-lebanon.org where refugees can view it.

-This Q&A is also to be used for all available humanitarian hotlines in Lebanon.

1. What is the Accelerated Learning Programme?

23 May 2016 description

By Linda Espenshade

MCC is supporting a sheep program in Lebanon, designed to ease the economic and relational tension that has been heightened by the influx of Syrian refuges.

AKRON, Pa. – Believe it or not, MCC has a LOST sheep program.

Now before you let the Little Bo Peep rhyme frolic through your mind or embrace images of Jesus tenderly carrying the lost sheep back to the flock, let us explain.

After all, we wouldn’t want to pull the wool over your eyes.

23 May 2016 description
report European Union
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1.The Council stresses the need to further strengthen the work on the external dimension of migration policy and reaffirms its commitment to a comprehensive and geographically balanced approach on migration on the basis of the European Agenda on Migration, European Council conclusions and Council conclusions of 12 October 2015 and 12 May 2016 in full respect of international law and human rights. The Council recalls the steps taken by the EU and its Member States in integrating migration as a permanent and structural component of EU foreign policy.