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31 Dec 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

Progress Update by Activity

PROTECTION

School Rehabilitation

School Repair in Baalbek

Mercy Corps began Phase II repairs at seven public schools in Baalbek.1 Phase II works at the seven schools are focused on waterproofing and bathroom rehabilitation. These repairs will benefit a total of 2382 students and staff.

Following is a sampling of progress on Phase II school repair:

- Phase II repairs at the Orphanage of the Islamic Welfare Association in Baalbek included repairing the toilets and showers on two floors of the building and preparing the terrace for waterproofing.

29 Dec 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated December 8, 2006.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

On December 10, the USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) departed Lebanon following a 21-week deployment. The DART completed mission objectives to assess humanitarian needs, program emergency and early recovery assistance, and coordinate the USG humanitarian response to the crisis in Lebanon.

26 Dec 2006 description

The management of the UAE Program announced that it had expanded its existing Action Plan for the reconstruction, maintenance and rehabilitation of destroyed schools Lebanon, which included in the first stage schools in south Lebanon, to include new schools in the areas of the western Bekaa, the Shouf, Baabda and Aley, bringing the number of schools to 272.

The management of the UAE Program explained that it would be handing over 15 schools to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education at the end of the maintenance and restoration.

21 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

19 Dec 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no. 3 (Appeal Revision)

16 Dec 2006 description

Summary: following the end of the conflict between Israel and Hizbollah on 14 August, the displaced population has returned in massive numbers to an area devastated by bombing and afflicted by UXOs. The response to basic needs has been strong but the institutions which have to deliver services to meet these needs are weak, under-resourced or politically biased. At a time of high internal political tension and latent external aggression there are strong threats to the sustained return of displaced people.

Internal coping mechanisms have been weakened by repeated displacement.

08 Dec 2006 description

Note: The last situation report was dated December 1, 2006.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

The USG Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), deployed to the region since July 23, is scheduled to depart Lebanon on December 10, having completed mission objectives to assess humanitarian needs, program emergency and early recovery assistance, and coordinate the USG humanitarian response.

05 Dec 2006 description

Executive Summary

This report presents overall findings from a review of the OCHA and UN system wide response in Lebanon between July-October 2006. The aim of the lesson learning review was twofold;

- to review the appropriateness and timeliness of the response and understand what worked well and why

- provide a platform to discuss key issues relevant for OCHA, for action and follow up.

Both primary and secondary information have been used and more than 25 key informant interviews were carried out with stakeholders external to OCHA.

05 Dec 2006 description

(Extract)

PM SINIORA's ADDRESS TO THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS

NOVEMBER 21, 2006

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are here today, one hundred days after the cessation of hostilities, to give you an overview of this government's efforts in terms of recovery and reconstruction, made possible with the support of your countries through direct pledges and at the Stockholm Conference.

I need not repeat nor recount in detail the human suffering and enormity of the damage done to our infrastructure and social fabric, the consequences of which will be felt for many years to …

04 Dec 2006 description

04 December 2006, Beirut - In the aftermath of the July 12th war, ANERA Lebanon has been working continuously to address the needs of the affected populations in Lebanon, both in Beirut and its surrounding areas and in the South.

During the recent conflict, ANERA was actively engaged in emergency relief.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

28 Nov 2006 description


1. Roads and bridges

According to the sources of the Council of Development and Reconstruction, the number of destroyed bridges, in whole or in part, on the international and side roads is 95 bridges. 70 of those bridges were adopted for reconstruction, two of which were completely accomplished until now (details in annex No. 1 – schedule No. 1). In addition, the number of destroyed roads is 151 roads throughout the Lebanese territories.

27 Nov 2006 description
report Mercy Corps

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

It is now three months since the end of the short, sharp and inconclusive war that engulfed Lebanon and Israel this past summer. Much has changed since the formal cessation of hostilities on August 14, 2006. Some for the better, some for the worse. Most displaced persons have returned home and recovery and reconstruction are now well under way. The security situation has also stabilized somewhat as the Lebanese army and UN troops have deployed in the south of the country and the ceasefire, though fragile, has taken hold.

27 Nov 2006 description

The Lebanese government pledged to rebuild the destroyed towns and villages (with the exception of Beirut southern suburb) according to a mechanism that will be adopted by the donor, who will have the following obligations:

(a) Rebuilding the town or village infrastructure according to the general master plan.

(b) Pledging to build a public building for the use of the municipality and all its public needs, including a public venue and/or a public library.

(c) Pledging to pay compensations to the stricken population according to the same norms adopted by the state i.e. L.B.P.

24 Nov 2006 description

Comentario:

1. ACF-E est arrivé au Liban le 23 juillet 2006, au milieu du violent conflit qui a opposé le mouvement armé du Hezbollah et le Gouvernement d'Israël durant 33 jours.

La guerre a déplacé près d'un million de personnes originaires des villages au Sud de la rivière Litani et de la banlieue sud de la capitale libanaise, Beyrouth, regroupées dans des centres collectifs, écoles, immeubles vides ou usines désaffectées, situés dans les zones urbaines de Saida et du Mont Liban.

23 Nov 2006 description

Summary

1. On 11 August 2006, at its second special session, convened to address the ongoing conflict in Lebanon, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution S-2/1, entitled "The grave situation of human rights in Lebanon caused by Israeli military operations", in which it decided to "establish urgently and immediately dispatch a high-level commission of inquiry".

21 Nov 2006 description

A Periodic Report published by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers On the post-July 2006 Recovery & Reconstruction Activities - First Issue Date: 21 November 2006

A- Introduction

During thirty-four consecutive days, Lebanon was subjected to the hardest war in its recent history, a war that left around 1,200 people dead and over 4,400 wounded, and caused tremendous physical direct and indirect damages.

20 Nov 2006 description

Italy on Friday gave Lebanon €30 million (US$38.5 million) for rebuilding infrastructure that was destroyed or damaged during Israel's 34-day war against Hezbollah guerrillas, Lebanon's Council for Development and Reconstruction announced. In a statement, the council said an agreement for the grant was signed by its chairman, Nabil Al-Jisr, and Italian Ambassador Gabriele Checchia. Italy announced its aid package during an international donors conference in Stockholm, Sweden, in August. The conference was convened days after the Aug.

16 Nov 2006 description

USAID's Tobias says program follows model of 1947 Marshall Plan

By Stephen Kaufman, USINFO Staff Writer

Washington -- In helping Lebanon recover from the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the United States is placing priority on building the long-term capabilities of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora's government and its capacity to direct overall reconstruction efforts, says Ambassador Randal Tobias, U.S. director of foreign assistance.

Speaking November 16 at the State Department, Tobias, who is also administrator of the U.S.