Appeals & Response Plans
Most read reports
- UNRWA: 37,000 Palestine Refugee Students in Lebanon return to UNRWA Schools. 12 Sep 2019
- Syrian American Medical Society Foundation: SAMS, LHF Launch New Initiative to Support Displaced Individuals in Lebanon. 13 Sep 2019
- Oxfam: Women’s Empowerment in Lebanon: Impact evaluation of the project ‘Women’s Access to Justice’ in Lebanon. 12 Sep 2019
- UNSCOL: Lebanon Government Adopts National Action Plan on Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. 12 Sep 2019
- NRC: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Gender & Accessibility to Housing. 16 Sep 2019
WHY THIS REPORT?
For several years the number of people who cannot meet their daily food needs without humanitarian assistance has been rising, primarily driven by two factors: persistent instability in conflict-ridden regions and adverse climate events.
Child stunting and other indicators underscore serious challenges to food and nutrition security in the region
Manama, Bahrain, May 5, 2015—Child stunting, a result of malnutrition, is a larger problem than gross domestic product would suggest in nine Arab countries, while the Arab region as a whole imports more than 50 percent of its population’s daily caloric intake.
Few observers would have predicted the dramatic changes over the past few months in the Arab world. Arab governments appeared to be in tight control, and many Arab economies were growing around or above the world average over the past few years. Annual growth rates in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, and Sudan averaged more than 6 percent between 2005 and 2010; and Syria, Tunisia, and Libya grew at about 5 percent on average during the same period of time. Official poverty rates in most Arab countries are lower than in many Asian and Latin American countries.