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12 Oct 2006 description

Executive Summary

Background

In response to the recent conflict between Israel and Lebanon, IRC begun a short-term quick impact project to address the most pressing water related needs of villages in Marjayoun and Hasbaiya Cazas.

06 Sep 2006 description

Marjayoun, Lebanon 06 Sep 2006 - The International Rescue Committee is replacing water tanks and generators in five battered villages in and around Marjayoun in southern Lebanon as part of a new program to improve water supply and hygiene in areas hit hard by the recent violence.

Jason Snuggs, who is overseeing the IRC project, says damage in the villages ranges from broken windows and fallen walls to completely flattened homes.

25 Aug 2006 description

Beirut, Lebanon 25 Aug 2006 - The International Rescue Committee and local partner Association Najdeh have distributed hygiene and household supplies to hundreds of people who fled the recent violence in Lebanon and took shelter in a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Beirut.

24 Aug 2006 description


Marjeyoun, Nabatyeh, Southern Lebanon Rapid Assessment, 24/8/06


Fig 1. Locations of Assessment: Information gathered through key informant interviews.


1. General for all villages

19 Aug 2006 description


Hasbaiya Caza, Southern Lebanon Rapid Assessment, 19/8/06


Information gathered through key informant interviews.


1. Mims - 2,000 persons – 500 Households

Water

18 Aug 2006 description

Tens of thousands of uprooted Lebanese streamed back to their villages in southern Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut this week as the fragile ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah fighters began to take hold.

15 Aug 2006 description

With hope that the ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah will hold, Lebanese people who fled fierce fighting in southern Lebanon and southern suburbs of Beirut are returning home. The IRC's emergency team leader Alan Manski is in Beirut, coordinating the IRC's expanding relief efforts.

11 Aug 2006 description

by Melissa Winkler

Beirut, Lebanon 11 Aug 2006 - Members of the International Rescue Committee's Emergency Response Team have completed a week of assessments in and around Beirut, where hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in southern Lebanon and the southern suburbs of Beirut have settled. Focusing on environmental health concerns and the needs of women and children, team members met with Lebanese and international aid groups, U.N. agencies, local specialists and individuals at some two dozen settlements where the displaced have sought refuge.

07 Aug 2006 description

By Melissa Winkler, Emergency Communications Coordinator

Beirut, Lebanon 07 Aug 2006 - Maya, who is seven years old, sits despondently on a dirty mattress in the corner of a stark room that is now home to her, as well as four brothers and sisters, her parents, and her grandmother. In spite of the bleak situation her family now faces, she breaks into a beautiful smile when members of the International Rescue Committee's emergency response team arrive to assess humanitarian needs.

03 Aug 2006 description

Beirut, LEBANON 03Aug2006 - Another team of International Rescue Committee aid workers has arrived in Beirut, as more displaced Lebanese settled in and around the city, fleeing devastating bombardments in the south.

29 Jul 2006 description

Beirut, Lebanon 29 Jul 2006 - It's about noon and the Shaito family is seeking relief from the hot sun under a tree in Garden Sanaey, a park in central Beirut. It's the only shelter they have.

28 Jul 2006 description

Beirut 28 Jul 2006 - International Rescue Committee emergency specialists arrived in Beirut on Friday to survey critical needs and start up emergency relief programs, as more and more Lebanese are uprooted by the worsening crisis.

"Displaced families are indicating that they are desperate for clean water, sanitation, and bathing facilities, so we're hoping to partner with local groups to quickly improve access to these critical services," says Alan Manski, the head of the IRC's emergency team.

27 Jul 2006 description

Cyprus 27 Jul 2006 - International Rescue Committee emergency specialists are scheduled to arrive in Beirut on Friday to survey critical needs and start up emergency relief programs, as more and more Lebanese are uprooted by the worsening crisis.

"Displaced families are indicating that they are desperate for clean water, sanitation, and bathing facilities, so we're hoping to partner with local groups to quickly improve access to these critical services," says Alan Manski, the head of the IRC's emergency team.

24 Jul 2006 description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is responding to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the Middle East-dispatching emergency specialists to the region to assess urgent humanitarian needs.