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17 Oct 2019 description
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Fire hotspots density estimation in Lebanon and Syria as detected by VIIRS between October 15-16, 2019

This map illustrates satellite-detected fire hotspots based on the analysis of NASA's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) accessed via NASA FIRMS, between October 15-16, 2019. 30 hotspots were detected in Lebanon and 121 hotspots were detected in three analysed Governorates (i.e.
Homs, Lattakia and Tartous) in Syria. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

17 Oct 2019 description

EUCPM activation

  • Forest fires continue to burn across northern and central-west (south of Beirut) districts, burning an area of more than 1,200 hectares. The fires are in the vicinity of several towns, in particular Kfarmta, Dqoun, Al-Mushrif, and Awrah. As of 17 October, media report 2 fatalities, 1 firefighter in Aley and 1 more in Sayda.

16 Oct 2019 description

EU Response

  • Lebanon requested assistance from the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) on 15 October.

  • 6 firefighting planes have been offered and accepted by the Lebanese authorities.

  • 1 ERCC Liaison Officer has been deployed to support the national authorities and facilitate the operations of the EUCPM aerial assets.

16 Oct 2019 description
  • Up to 100 forest fires broke out across central-western, and northern Lebanon since 13 October, burning an area of over 1,000 hectares so far.

  • As of 16 October, media report 1 death and 72 injured. The main fires are in the districts of Chouf and Nakkar and approaching populated areas, resulting in evacuations.

15 Oct 2019 description

UNIFIL firefighters today joined Lebanese Civil Defense and the Lebanese Armed Forces in putting out raging fire in the Mazraat El Dahr village, 15 kilometres northeast of Saida.

The UNIFIL firefighters from Austria, supported by Tanzanian Military Police personnel, joined the Lebanese emergency services with fire trucks and water tankers this afternoon, following requests from Lebanese authorities. Indian and Indonesian peacekeepers from the UNIFIL Hospital in Naqoura provided a standby ambulance and medical service throughout the humanitarian operation.

14 Oct 2019 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need.

14 Oct 2019 description

The January-December dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.

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.

10 Oct 2019 description
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BEIRUT, 10 October 2019 – “All public schools in Lebanon will open their second shift on Monday 14 October, allowing around 150,000 non-Lebanese children to go back to school.” The announcement from Minister Chehayeb came yesterday following a meeting he held with the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini, UNICEF Deputy Representative Violet Speek-Warnery and UNHCR Representative Mireille Girard, where clarification was made around the priority payment for the outstanding teachers’ salaries.

10 Oct 2019 description

KEY FIGURES

Number of individuals affected 8,213
Number of families affected 1,538
Number of shelter units affected 1,336