UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.
These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.
Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.
In May 2017, 120 grade 7 students from the Saida and Burj Shemali areas visited three newly renovated UNRWA health centres, all of which were rehabilitated and refurbished with European Union (EU) support: the Ein El Hilweh Health Centre II, the Saida Polyclinic and the Burj Shemali Health Centre. The aim of the visit was to teach students about the Agency’s health-care services and see them in action, as well as to expand their knowledge of key health issues.
Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:
Access of humanitarian actors to affected population
Access of people in need to humanitarian aid
Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.
Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.
UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa
The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).
Representation at the ATCR
Plan to include clear economic benefits with a focus on water, agriculture, gender equality and capacity building
Lebanon, August 2017 – Lebanon kicked off its National Adaptation Plan process in a stakeholder consultation meeting held this July 4 and 5 in Beirut.
The meeting was tailored to provide a platform to discuss priority areas for climate change adaptation in Lebanon, and identify next steps in the formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).
These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.
So far in 2017, over 60,000 Syrian refugees in the 3RP countries have received or are receiving services related to the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Furthermore, more than 21,000 individuals have been trained on protection including child protection and SGBV services.
During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.66 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. 3,200 have individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while 7,700 individuals have been supported for improved nutritional practices.
As at the end of May, some 900,600 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in schools located in camps and host communities. Additionally, around 51,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education.
By the end of May, over 1 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 27 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 73,000 were referred to secondary or tertiary health care. Furthermore, 343,000 children have been immunized and 17,800 health care staff have been trained.
The basic needs sector aims to strengthen the capacities and resilience of local governance through development of simplified service delivery standards, provision of required equipment and skills development. Until May, 170,000 households have received core relief items in kind, which is just over 63 per cent of the targeted population. Approximately 294,000 households have received unconditional, sector specific or emergency cash assistance and over 203,000 households received seasonal support through cash or in kind assistance.
3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, 8,892 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps 12,843 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.
So far in 2017, over 980,827 have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longerterm water systems. Approximately 290,000 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 466,000 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision.
In Jordan, 45 kilometres of pipeline have been installed for the Za’atari camp water network and the foundation of two wastewater pumping stations completed. In Azraq camp, the new water network and borehole were commissioned.
Since the start of 2017, Livelihoods Partners assisted 15,495 refugees and host community members with short-term and/or long-term employment opportunities and 36,247 youth and adults in increasing their employability through job training, internships, job placement and language courses. In addition, 18,747 host community members and the refugees have participated in community based activities to promote social cohesion.
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By Dalal Mawad and Houssam Harirri in Beirut, Lebanon | 17 August 2017
Three (3) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week from three new districts: 1 case from Deir Ez-Zor district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; 1 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate; and 1 from Tadmour district, Homs governorate.
Five districts in three governorates are now infected.
Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.
About 300 rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl al-Sham as well as about 3,000 refugees are to leave Lebanon
(Adds departure of convoy to Syrian border, background, details)
BEIRUT, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported.
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This report presents findings from a survey conducted from 3-11 July, 2017 with three distinct refugee groups in Lebanon: