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FMR58 Full Report
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Mini-feature Refugee-led social protection
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Mini-feature Humans and animals in refugee camps
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Mini-feature Syrians in displacement: work and economies

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21 Jul 2018 description
report Medair

I have been part of Medair Lebanon for over a year now. As a communications officer, part of what I do is meet with families and listen to their stories. Every person I've met has motivated me and given me a greater appreciation of how blessed I am.

The people I've met have lost literally everything! Can you imagine losing your home, your land, your loved ones, and having to live in a tent with barely the minimum to survive?

20 Jul 2018 description

Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.

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19 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Nigeria

29 June 2018: In Banki town, Borno state, Boko Haram attacked an IDP camp and killed four IDPs before being engaged in an hour-long fighting with soldiers. Source: ACLED

Somalia

18 Jul 2018 description

Groupe URD 2017 Annual Report

As I take up my pen to write this President’s Report, my thoughts turn to Claire Pirotte, co-founder of Groupe URD, asking me to stand as President of Groupe URD in July 2017 so that she could face Death, which would finally get the better of her in early 2018. A socially committed and generous woman, she left behind a Groupe URD that is active in all the major crisis contexts in the world, and puts all its energy into bringing a little creative reflection to them.

13 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARG, GoRF military offensive displaces up to 325,000 people in southern Syria, impedes humanitarian access

  • An estimated 1.5 million people remain in HTR areas of Syria, including 8,100 people in besieged locations

  • UN, SARC deliver humanitarian aid for 108,000 people in Ar Rastan for first time since SARG recapture in May

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Jul 2018 description

BEIRUT, 12th July, 2018 (WAM) -- Hamad Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador in Beirut, witnessed the graduation of 43 female Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who attended a vocational course on women’s empowerment, which was supported by the Sharjah Charity International, SCI.

The Women’s Empowerment Institution in Beirut, a branch of the Social Welfare Institutions, SWI, in Lebanon also taught the women the fundamentals of sewing for four months and provided them with sewing machines, to enable them to make a daily living.

13 Jul 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

Due to the Syria crisis, Lebanon is hosting since 2011 the largest per capita refugee population in the world. Over one million Syrian refugees, trying to escape the crisis happening in their homeland, have taken shelter in Lebanon, mostly in informal settlements in the Bekaa Valley. Being forced to live in an informal settlement outside of one’s own country with few resources is a tough burden. It’s even harder without knowing where to go for health care.

12 Jul 2018 description

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the nationwide availability of a smartphone application that uses geo-location services to identify the closest and best food deals in Lebanon. Dalili - ‘my guide’ in Arabic - collates prices and promotions of hundreds of staple food items in WFP-contracted shops across the country.

12 Jul 2018 description

Today, UNRWA Siblin Training Centre (STC) held a graduation ceremony for the 2017-2018 academic year for some 376 students in over 19 specializations offered at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Beirut, Lebanon. The event was organized under the patronage of Director General of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programme in Lebanon, Ms. Salam Younes and the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Mr. Claudio Cordone and with the generous support from the European Union in Lebanon. The ceremony was attended by EU representative, Mr.

11 Jul 2018 description

The 2017 Qalamoun offensive (see here for more on this topic) disengaged Lebanese territory from the Syrian Civil War resulting in greater stability in Lebanon. This can be seen in the overall reduction in the number of political violence events and reported fatalities in the country following the end of the offensive. The increased stability appears durable, particularly in light of the lack of reported political violence between armed groups before and after the Lebanese elections in May 2018.

11 Jul 2018 description

GENEVA – Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Charity, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi signed an agreement today at the Geneva headquarters of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support over 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan and Lebanon.

11 Jul 2018 description

I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

10 Jul 2018 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.

The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.

10 Jul 2018 description

Contextualising the Localisation of Aid