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by Lama Kabbanji and Jad Kabbanji
Since 2012, PU-AMI has developed an integrated response to populations affected by the Syrian crisis, leading activities in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Saida and Akkar. In 2018, in line with the LCRP 2017/2020, PU-AMI will focus on increasing self-sufficiency among vulnerable populations (both host and refugee), through safe, stable and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
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Empowering national NGOs
Syrians and Lebanese interacting less often
LHF leads field visit to Tripoli
FIGURES (As of 1 November 2018)
This report covers the outcome results for July 2018.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is implementing three modalities of food and basic needs assistance through an e-card: 1) food e-card assistance redeemable at WFP-contracted shops; 2) cash for food e-card assistance, redeemable either at WFP-contracted shops or withdrawn from ATMs; and 3) multipurpose cash for essential needs e-card assistance, redeemable only from ATMs.
US$22.5 m cash-based transfers made
US$127.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
687,217 people assisted in August 2018
1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.
641,3421 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with USD 95 million distributed.
48 per cent of Syrian refugee families in Egypt need to borrow money or purchase on credit to meet their basic needs, including healthcare.
USD 44 million urgently required to continue cash assistance to 456,000 Syrian refugees through . � the end of 2018.
The protracted socio-economic crisis in Lebanon that has been exacerbated by the war in Syria continues to be detrimental to the well-being of both Syrian refugees and to the Lebanese communities hosting them. The influx of people from the conflict has affected lives through increased pressure for housing and jobs, as well as engendering social tension and mistrust between communities. Lebanon has seen a 15% increase in poverty rates1 since the crisis began, and 76% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon currently live below the poverty line.
Friday, September 7, 2018
In 2017, UNRWA with support from UNICEF planned to strengthen its support to young Palestine refugees (PRs) in Lebanon. This support is articulated in the strategic framework below and reflects the views and needs of Palestine refugee youth in Lebanon.
Following the creation of Dalili, an app aimed at providing beneficiaries with the opportunity to compare prices across WFP contracted shops to maximize their purchasing power, WFP has released Matjari, the shop-owner version. The app allows shop owners to update prices and promotions of their products as well as upload inventories of their shops, using both Apple and Google platforms. The prices uploaded are matched to complement the price information displayed on Dalili.
1.6M people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far
428,310 individuals reached in 2018 so far, with USD36.5 million distributed.
Over 5,000 referrals to protection services from cash assesments in March.
USD373M needed to address funding gaps, including >USD 60M in Jordan to ensure programming beyond June.
• International Conferences rally support for Lebanon.
• The United Nations and World Bank strengthen their partnership in Lebanon.
• Humanitarian community in Lebanon endorses PSEA plan.
• Vulnerable youth gain technical and life skills.
2017 IN REVIEW
Humanitarian situation in 2017
This report covers the outcome results for the months of November 2017 to January 2018.
WFP assisted 634,878 displaced Syrians in November 2017 and 636,134 in January 2018, of which 23 percent are female-headed households, 75 percent are children under the age of five, and 13 percent are households with members with disability.
• WFP supported 635,007 Syrian refugees and 16,277 Palestinian refugees from Syria with basic food assistance. In addition to basic food assistance, 132,991 of the most severerly vulnerable Syrian refugees received a household top-up to reach their additional food and other basic needs. A total of 52,246 vulnerable Lebanese also received basic food assistance under the Ministry of Social Affair’s National Poverty Targeting Programme.