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26 Jan 2020 description

In Numbers

US$24 m cash-based transfers made

US$60.3 m six months net funding requirements (February- July 2020)

773,305 people assisted in December 2019

Operational Updates

24 Jan 2020 description

The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis and his Deputy, the Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini, were received today by His Excellency Prime Minister Hassan Diab and handed over a copy of the statement of the UN SG Antonio Guterres welcoming the announcement of the formation of a new government, the recent statements of the International Support Group, and selected UN SC resolutions.

23 Jan 2020 description
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Beirut, 23 January 2020

Following the announcement of the formation of the new government, the International Support Group for Lebanon (ISG) urges the new Government to swiftly adopt a ministerial statement with the necessary substantial, credible and comprehensive policy package of measures and reforms that can address the demands of the Lebanese people. Their timely and decisive implementation will be essential to stopping and reversing the deepening crises facing the country and its citizens.

23 Jan 2020 description

SG/SM/19944

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new Government of Lebanon today. He looks forward to working with Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the incoming Council of Ministers, including in support of Lebanon’s reform agenda and to address the pressing needs of its people.

23 Jan 2020 description

SG/SM/19944

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée, aujourd’hui, par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général salue l’annonce, aujourd’hui, de la formation d’un nouveau Gouvernement du Liban. Il se réjouit de travailler avec le Premier Ministre Hassan Diab et le nouveau Conseil des ministres, notamment pour appuyer le programme de réforme du Liban et répondre aux besoins pressants de son peuple.

21 Jan 2020 description
report UN Security Council

SC/14085

Security Council
8706th Meeting* (AM)

Negative trends continue to undermine prospects for a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council today, citing a deadlocked political process, illegal settlement expansion and a pervasive hopelessness among young people that peace will ever be achieved.

21 Jan 2020 description

Beyrouth, 21 Janvier 2020

Six semaines après la réunion élargie du Groupe International de Soutien au Liban à Paris le 11 décembre 2019, le GIS s’est réuni au niveau des ambassadeurs aujourd’hui à Beyrouth.

Le GIS souligne avec une profonde préoccupation l’absence continue d’un gouvernement qui fonctionne et qui est nécessaire pour gérer un ensemble de crises aggravées et pour répondre aux demandes du peuple Libanais. Le GIS est alarmé par la situation qui est de plus en plus marquée par une violence croissante.

21 Jan 2020 description
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Beirut, 21 January 2020

Six weeks after the enlarged ISG meeting in Paris on 11 December 2019, the ISG at the Ambassadorial level met today in Beirut.

The ISG notes with deep concern the ongoing absence of a functioning government that is needed to manage a set of deepening crises, to address demands of the Lebanese people. The ISG is alarmed by the situation which is increasingly marked by growing violence.

21 Jan 2020 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado

Location: Geneva

Subject: Lebanon

We are concerned by the increasing number of violent clashes between protesters and security forces in Lebanon in recent days. Some demonstrators have resorted to using violence to express their grievances, and security forces have responded, at times, with unnecessary or disproportionate use of force.

21 Jan 2020 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) Report on Food Security and Agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

  • potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

  • new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

21 Jan 2020 description

(As Delivered)

Mr. President,

Members of the Security Council,

I brief you today amid heightened regional tensions that threaten to destabilize further an already volatile political and security environment. The Secretary-General has been clear in calling on all leaders to exercise maximum restraint and has emphasized that the world cannot afford another conflict.

20 Jan 2020 description

The Logistics Emergency Teams (LET) comprises four global logistics and transportation companies: UPS, A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk), Agility and DP World. In 2005, the World Economic Forum facilitated the creation of the LET partnership, with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as lead of the Global Logistics Cluster (GLC).

20 Jan 2020 description

Disease outbreaks in Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), January to December 2019

In 2019 alone, eight countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) experienced major outbreaks of high threat pathogens. Some of these outbreaks started during previous year (s) and can not be contained while others emerged exclusively during 2019.

Editorial note

16 Jan 2020 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2019, unless otherwise specified.

16 Jan 2020 description

Highlights

• 3.7 million Syrian refugees, non-Syrian refugees and host community assisted by WFP in November 2019.

• By the end of November, WFP in Jordan registered 89% of refugees residing in communities and receiving WFP’s unconditional food assistance in the country through the irisscanning biometrics technology.*

Situation Updates

Following the start of Turkish military operations in north-eastern Syria in early October, the situation in Syria and neighbouring countries remained tense.

15 Jan 2020 description
report The Grand Bargain

These are a few examples of implementation of the Grand Bargain commitments by the Signatories at country level in 2018. The examples have been extracted from the Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2019 and are not exhaustive. They have been reported by the Signatories as their contributions to the Grand Bargain efforts.