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23 Jul 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12454

7742nd Meeting* (AM)

SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council, in a statement issued this morning, urged Lebanon’s leaders to show flexibility and to put stability and the national interest ahead of partisan politics, as it reaffirmed its call for the country’s Parliament to convene urgently to elect a new President.

22 Jul 2016 description

This report aims to analyze how formal and informal security providers implement their respective social order agendas through a security “assemblage”. It also aims to inform the debate on refugee protection and security provision in urban settings, in the context of Lebanon’s hybrid security system. The accounts collected illustrate how state security institutions tacitly accept – or even rely on – informal security actors, managing at times to achieve their political and strategic goals through decentralized and/or illegal forms of control.

21 Jul 2016 description
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Security That Protects: Informing Policy on Local Security Provision in Lebanese Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees

Lebanon should upgrade the systems of its security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host, according to Alert’s new policy brief with Lebanon Support.

21 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.

• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.

• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

21 Jul 2016 description

Three years ago, sixty-one-year-old Hamida lost her left leg and had her right leg fractured in an air strike in Syria. Her daughter-in-law Souheir was seriously injured in the same attack and several of her grandchildren were left completely traumatized. Following this tragedy, Hamida and her relatives fled to Lebanon, where they benefit from psychosocial support sessions run by Handicap International, with support from Light for the World.

21 Jul 2016 description
report A World at School

By Sara Hussein (Agence France-Presse) and A World at School

Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life - to be able to go back to school.

"People are nothing without education," says the shy teenager, who has not been in a classroom since her family fled the southern Syrian province of Daraa three and a half years ago.

"I wish God would grant one wish to me and my siblings - that he opens the door for us to go to school," she told AFP.

21 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June, WFP assisted 697,765 people in Lebanon: 678,163 Syrian refugees and 19,602 Palestinian refugees from Syria. 27,208 vulnerable Lebanese were also assisted through the National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP) to which WFP only provided technical support in June.

In Numbers

697,765 people assisted in June

USD 702 million directly injected into the Lebanese economy through the e-card platform since 2013

Situation Update

20 Jul 2016 description

Under the patronage of the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Matthias Schmale, and with the generous support of the British Embassy to Lebanon, the UNRWA Siblin Training Centre (South and North Campuses) held two graduation ceremonies for the 314 Palestine refugee students from Lebanon and Syria who completed short-term vocational training courses at the Centre in 2016. The ceremony in the South Campus was held on Wednesday, 13 July 2016, and was attended by Mr.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Country Programme Development: UNFPA focused on developing the 2017-2020 Country Programme, which takes into consideration the resilience approach across all agreed-upon outcomes, outputs and strategies of intervention.

20 Jul 2016 description

The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Energy & Water sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Ensure access to sufficient electricity; OUTCOME 2) Ensure access to safe water; OUTCOME 3) Ensure access to sanitation and stormwater drainage services; OUTCOME 4) Ensure mitigation of environmental impacts; OUTCOME 5) Maintain hygienic conditions; OUTCOME 6) Ensure contingency and prepardness.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Arabic version

UNDP Lebanon issues it newsletter every 3 months. The newsletter includes the latest activities carried out by UNDP in addition to the latest Social Media campaigns, YouTube videos and publications.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Arabic version

In the 12th issue of the newsletter, the project highlights the work done with municipalities, schools, media outlets and NGOs in the fields of social stability and peace building.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Italy

Following the funding commitment announced by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Paolo Gentiloni, at the Syrian Donor Conference on February 4, the Italian government has approved giving a total of almost 19 million euros in emergency aid. Most of the money - 14.7 million euros - will be used to finance humanitarian projects to be implemented by Italian NGOs operating in the region, not only in Syria, but also in Lebanon and Jordan.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Host to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon has witnessed a rise in child labour in recent years, largely in the hazardous agricultural sector.