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26 Nov 2015 description

The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, chaired today a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN Position at Ras Al Naqoura crossing.

25 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

By Samya Kullab

BEIRUT, 25 November 2015 (IRIN) - Struggling to find work and receiving little aid, many of Lebanon's 1.1 million Syrian refugees are barely getting by. An estimated 90 percent are in debt and nearly all have to make sacrifices. IRIN asked six families how they make do.

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25 Nov 2015 description
report Voice of America

John Owens
Last updated on: November 24, 2015 6:05 PM

BEIRUT, LEBANON— Concerns are growing as winter approaches and more Syrian refugees in Lebanon are driven by debt into makeshift shelters.

Aid agencies are attempting to reduce the potentially devastating consequences of freezing conditions and snowstorms that killed eight last year, including three Syrian refugees.

Many refugees are reliant on handouts because governments restrict their ability to provide for themselves.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

23 Nov 2015 description

BEYROUTH, 20 novembre (HCR) – Mohamad, un père de famille syrien, explique que sa vie se résume à un morceau de papier usé. Soigneusement plié et caché sous un matelas, il détaille une liste croissante de dettes.

Les quatre ans qu'il a passés au Liban en tant que réfugié ont épuisé toutes ses ressources. Il dépend désormais d'un bon nombre de voisins, parents et amis qui subviennent à ses besoins.

23 Nov 2015 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

23 Nov 2015 description

The refugee and migrant crisis is unfolding all over Europe. Terre des hommes (Tdh) provides assistance to thousands of children and families crossing borders in the West Balkans. At the same time, Tdh has reinforced its action in the Middle East to help the populations affected by the Syrian conflict.

21 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

BEIRUT, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society has proceeded with its relief operations in Lebanon aiding thousands of Syrian refugees.

Ahmad Al-Fegaan, a delegate of the society, told KUNA on Saturday that the society teams distributed food, detergents to Syrian families in Kherbet Roha in the Western Bekaa region and same supplies to others in Al-Talil in the northernmost province, Akkar.

21 Nov 2015 description

The UNRWA Lebanon Field Office signed a partnership with the National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT or Beit Atfal Assumoud) during an event held at the UNRWA office in Beirut on 16 November 2015. The partnership falls in the framework of the European Union-funded project, ‘SPRING - Improving the living conditions of Palestine refugees in Lebanon’ that aims at promoting partnerships, reforms and inclusive growth.