- WFP Lebanon Country Brief, September 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 29 | 1 August – 31 October 2017
- UNICEF Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 61 Period covered: 1-30 September 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017-2018: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
- Country-based Pooled Fund
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- Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 29 | 1 August – 31 October 2017 [EN/AR]
- Young lives disrupted: gender and well-being among adolescent Syrian refugees in Lebanon
- Lebanese clown group uses laughter to make serious points
- Offering holistic psychosocial care to refugees in Lebanon
- Clean and Continuous Water for 1.6 Million People in Lebanon
What lessons are there on what has made mixed humanitarian coordination models (with two or multiple coexisting lead agencies) most successful?
What lessons have we learnt about supporting the capacity of host governments and local authorities to lead on and coordinate a response to large-scale and/or protracted refugee or displacement response?
5,344,363 Registered Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other countries as of 20 November 2017
Between 19.5 to 27 per cent of male survey respondents in key 3RP countries confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys
One focus group of refugee women in Jordan estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of all adult men in their community had experienced sexual violence while in detention in Syria
In Lebanon, a 2013 rapid assessment of 520 Syrian and PRS male youth and boys (age 12-24) revealed that
IFRC Position on Children on the Move
All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.
Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.
No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.
Highlights of the month
UNFPA is enhancing media coverage on reproductive health issues in Syria. UNFPA is supporting more safe spaces for women and girls crossing the Turkish border.
UNFPA support in the Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):
The Water Supply Augmentation Project, led by the Lebanese government, aims to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area where approximately half of the Lebanese population lives. The Project is financed by the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and Government of Lebanon.
Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.
Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.
BEIJING – A US$5 million global partnership to provide life-saving food assistance to Syrians in need has been announced by HNA Group and the World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution from the Chinese conglomerate will enable WFP to support vulnerable Syrians in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan over a three-year period.
An agreement confirming the partnership between HNA Group and WFP was signed today in Beijing by WFP Executive Director David Beasley and Vice Chairman of HNA Group’s Board of Directors Li Xianhua.
Une troupe de clowns met en scène des contes pour les enfants à partir de témoignages glanés lors d’ateliers interactifs, pour sensibiliser aux droits humains et à la justice sociale.
Par Rima Cherri à Kfarnabrakh, Liban
Des enfants rient des pitreries d’une troupe de clowns qui batifolent sur un terrain de sport au Liban. Mais ces artistes de rue ne sont pas seulement là pour faire rire. À travers leur spectacle, ils transmettent un message fort.
Clowns present tales from children to create awareness of human rights and social justice.
By Rima Cherri in Kfarnabrakh, Lebanon
Children giggle at the antics of a group of clowns fooling around in a Lebanese village sports ground. However, these street performers are not just there for the laughs. They are using tomfoolery to convey a serious message.
Introduction to INTAJ Stability Evidence Papers
With the support of the Government of the United Kingdom, Mercy Corps began implementing the Improved Networks, Training and Jobs (INTAJ 2) program in the Bekaa and North governorates of Lebanon in April 2016. This program builds on the successful pilot of INTAJ 1, which ran from August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Learning from INTAJ 1 enabled Mercy Corps to refine and improve the interventions and impact of the initial pilot.
Polio this week as of 15 November 2017
New on polioeradication.org: Polio infrastructure helping to stop malaria in Nigeria, and Innovations in reverse cold-chain building resilience for disease surveillance in Sudan.
Underlining their commitment to a polio-free world for all future generations, Italy has provided €4.5 million to deliver polio vaccines in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response
Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services
Syria: On 28 September, through a joint UN humanitarian delivery to newly accessible Deir-Ez-Zor governorate, IOM provided 6,000 clothing kits with each containing five different size sets considering family needs, reaching a total of 30,000 beneficiaries.
No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 63. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 25 August, 2017
Brussels, 15 November 2017
In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.
First Sergeant Etikasari, a UNIFIL Indonesian peacekeeper, is visiting the public school in Aytarun, a village close to the Blue Line in south Lebanon. She stands at the front of the class and begins a discussion with the ten-year olds. She is animated and fun, and the children respond to her bright smile. They raise their hands to participate in the discussion about UNIFIL and the Blue Line.