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23 Feb 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level

  • 3RP Requirements: $4,688,476,639
  • Funding received: $154,444,141
  • % funded: 3%
23 Feb 2017 description

1,599.0 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,329 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
142.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements
1,456.6 M funding gap for the Syria situation

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Feb 2017 description

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided vital food assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon this winter thanks to generous contributions from the Government of Mexico and other donors.

“WFP monthly food assistance is a lifeline for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, especially in winter when extra calories are needed to fend off the cold,” said WFP Lebanon Representative and Country Director Dominik Heinrich. “Every day, 750,000 refugees depend on our support to be able to buy the food their families need.”

23 Feb 2017 description

23rd February marks the 10th anniversary of the Oslo Process. Ten years ago today the Oslo Process began when 46 states took an extraordinary step by making a historic declaration to outlaw cluster munitions at a conference hosted by the Norwegian government in Oslo in February 2007.

22 Feb 2017 description

The Members of the International Support Group (ISG) reaffirm their commitment to the stability and security of Lebanon. The current political momentum has re-activated Lebanon's institutions of state.

The ISG Members encourage all parties to arrive at an early compromise, which would present an appropriate electoral framework for Lebanon. The timely conduct of peaceful and transparent parliamentary elections are an important step to preserve Lebanon’s democratic tradition, and to meet the aspirations of the Lebanese people.

22 Feb 2017 description

Beirut, 22 February 2017: The Delegation of the European Union in Lebanon (EU) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Beirut office launched today the EU-UNICEF Child Rights Toolkit in Lebanon that aims at integrating child rights in development cooperation. The toolkit provides practical guidance to a rights-based, child-focused approach to development programming, budgeting, policy-making and law making.

22 Feb 2017 description

Syrians fleeing conflict and violence and insecurity are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.

21 Feb 2017 description

The end of year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Food Security sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Promote food availability; OUTCOME 2) Promote food accessibility; OUTCOME 3) Promote food utilization; OUTCOME 4) Promote food stabilization.

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Basic Assistance partners have reached more than 220,000 households through different assistance modalities. More than $110 million was injected in local markets through cash assistance for winter between November 2016 and January 2017.

20 Feb 2017 description

International funding for Lebanon in 2016 amounted to USD 1.9 billion, as shown by the funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon.

This amount includes a total of USD 1.57 billion disbursed by donors in 2016 and USD 344 million carried over from 2015 by UN Agencies, the World Bank and NGOs.

20 Feb 2017 description

by Tobias Flaemig, Susanna Sandstrom, Oscar Maria Caccavale, Jean-Martin Bauer, Arif Husain, Arvid Halma, and Jorn Poldermans.

Humanitarian programmes have recently started to shift from delivering in-kind aid – such as food, clothes and tents – to cash-based assistance. According to the New York Times, before 2015, 99% of the world’s humanitarian assistance came in the form of goods. By last year, that number had decreased to 94%.

20 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies.

Read more on IRIN

20 Feb 2017 description

Alexandra Spencer, Chloe Parrish and Charlotte Lattimer

Key messages

  • Data from aid agencies suggests that, in 2015, at least $1.9 billion was spent on humanitarian assistance in the form of cash-based responses (51% cash and 49% vouchers).

  • There is currently no systematic tracking of the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered in the form of cash and vouchers. As such, the international system is not ready to report on its cash-related commitments from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.

20 Feb 2017 description

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein applauds partnership founded on shared focus on innovation and impact, and shared passion to inspire and support youth leaders

20 February 2017 - Amman: Samsung Electronics, the global technology giant and partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Generations For Peace, the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the IOC, today renewed their Peace Through Sport partnership for the tenth consecutive year, supporting youth leaders across the Levant region.

19 Feb 2017 description
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February 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has opened a series of humanitarian projects with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the Bekaa, Lebanon.

Also, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of KRCS, Dr. Helal Al-Sayer, and Head of QRCS's Mission in Lebanon, Omar Katerji. Then, they visited the new projects, accompanied by the officials of both Missions.

17 Feb 2017 description

Remarks for the Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag
Launch of the LCRP

Beirut

19 January 2017

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Ministers, Members of the diplomatic community, UN colleagues, ladies and gentlemen.

I am honoured to join the launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020 with his Excellency the Prime Minister and my deputy, Philippe Lazzarini.

17 Feb 2017 description
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DECEMBER-JANUARY UPDATE

  • News from December and January
  • Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
  • The mental hurdles Syrian refugees face in Lebanon
  • The trauma of exile: Alaa’s story

DEVELOPMENTS

Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020

17 Feb 2017 description

A Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD) delegation led by its General Director, Brigadier General Raymond Khattar, visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura on 13 February to discuss areas of further cooperation between LCD and UNIFIL on emergency response and preparedness in south Lebanon.

16 Feb 2017 description

The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Health Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) to improve access to primary health care (PHC) services; OUTCOME 2) to improve access to hospital and advanced referral care; OUTCOME 3) to improve outbreak control; OUTCOME 4) to strengthen key institutions; and OUTCOME 5) to ensure transparency and accountability of health partners