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14 Oct 2019 description

The Jan-June dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Strengthen the ability of vulnerable households, including female-headed, to meet their basic survival needs; OUTCOME 2) Ensure that In-kind assistance in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies is provided; OUTCOME 3) Develop National Social Safety Net Strategy.

14 Oct 2019 description

The January - June 2019 dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Health Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Improve access to comprehensive primary healthcare (PHC); OUTCOME 2) Improve access to hospital (incl. ER care) and advanced referral care (advanced diagnostic laboratory & radiology care); OUTCOME 3) Improve Outbreak Control; OUTCOME 4) Improve Adolescent & Youth Health.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

11 Oct 2019 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.

09 Oct 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of September 2019, requirements had reached $26.75 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mozambique. As at the end of August, 148.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 58 countries. The plans aim to collectively provide aid to 109 million people.

04 Oct 2019 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.

03 Oct 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Average cereal harvest gathered in 2019
  2. Cereal import requirements in 2019/20 expected to remain close to average
  3. Large number of Syrian refugees remains

Average 2019 cereal crop harvested

Harvesting of the 2019 winter barley and wheat crops was completed by July. Most of the 2020 winter cereals will be planted in November after seasonal autumn showers replenish soil moisture.

03 Oct 2019 description

With the reduction in large-scale fighting in signi‑cant parts of the country in 2018, the likelihood of the return of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) has increased. Indeed, while the number remains quite low, spontaneous PRS returns to Syria are on the rise. UNRWA recorded three fold increase in returns from Lebanon and Jordan during the ‑rst half of 2019 compared to the first half of 2018. Albeit, the numbers remain small with a total of 1,300 returnees as of 30 June 2019.

02 Oct 2019 description

The dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Food Security and Agriculture sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Promote food availability; OUTCOME 2) Promote food accessibility; OUTCOME 3) Promote food utilization; OUTCOME 4) Promote stabilization.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Up to 968,229 vulnerable individuals received food assistance, thus exceeding the target of 913,406 individuals using different Cash Based and in-kind modalities.

01 Oct 2019 description
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General Assembly
Official Records
Seventy-fourth Session
Supplement No. 13

Letters of transmittal

Letter dated 23 August 2019 from the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the President of the General Assembly

30 Sep 2019 description

On this International Day of Older Persons, the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund is recommitted to working on the specific issues that older people face in humanitarian settings. Older persons remain one of the most seriously affected groups in emergency situations, yet their needs are all too often overlooked. For instance, they may have greater difficulty accessing basic services, or reaching safety, but humanitarian response is not set up to address these needs.

27 Sep 2019 description

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced on September 26 a contribution of US$50 Million to the core program budget of UNRWA for 2019. In a meeting with UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl on the margins of UN General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s position as one of the strongest political and financial supporters of UNRWA. He expressed strong recognition for the work carried out for Palestine refugees.

25 Sep 2019 description

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations, and yet the issue is sometimes not given enough attention in humanitarian settings. The risk of GBV increases in situations of displacement. Hosting more than 1 million refugees from Syria and over 300,000 Palestinian refugees, Lebanon is facing an increase of violence in all its forms. The Lebanon Humanitarian Fund is helping survivors of GBV through its support to humanitarian actors in the country.

24 Sep 2019 description
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UNICEF requires US$47 million in funding for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children

AMMAN, 24 September 2019– UNICEF aims to reach 1.1 million children in the Middle East and North Africa to help counter the risk of illness, school absence or severe cold due to the anticipated harsh weather and temperatures dropping to below zero in some areas. UNICEF’s winter response will provide lifesaving winter assistance to children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the State of Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.

19 Sep 2019 description

In Numbers

  • 726,796 people assisted in August 2019

  • US$ 24 m cash-based transfers made

  • US$ 47.6 m six months (Sep 2019 – Feb 2020) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

16 Sep 2019 description

Overview

In the first six months of 2019, just over 20,200 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 18 countries in Europe. This is almost two-thirds of the total submission in 2018, and already more than double the average rate of 17,800 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Three countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2018 have not yet received submissions during 2019.

12 Sep 2019 description

This week some 37,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys began the 2019-2020 scholastic year in the 65 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Lebanon.

11 Sep 2019 description

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to the work and role of the Agency at the Arab League Summit.

10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction