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09 Oct 2019 description

Highlights

3.3 million Syrian refugees and host community members assisted in total in August 2019.

• WFP started to extend its support to refugees of other nationalities in some of the countries responding to the regional Syria refugee crisis.

• In Egypt, WFP targeted refugees of seven different nationalities to be assisted with e-vouchers as part of the “One Refugee Policy”, while in Jordan and Lebanon non-Syrian refugees received unrestricted cash assistance redeemable at ATMs, contracted shops or both, and cash transfers respectively.

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

19 Sep 2019 description

Section 1: Introduction

  1. These Terms of Reference (TOR) are for the evaluation of the United Nation’s World Food Programme’s (WFP) livelihoods and resilience activities in Lebanon. This evaluation is commissioned by WFP’s Lebanon Country Office (CO) and will cover the period from August 2016 until February 2019.

12 Sep 2019 description

BERLIN – Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is crucial for continued assistance to millions of Syrians inside and outside the country, said the UN agency today.

27 Aug 2019 description

Protection and AAP are clear priorities for WFP worldwide. Rolling out such systems in Lebanon has recently included the recruitment of two new staff. Their efforts to ensure protection and APP mainstreaming include:

  • Rolling out the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s (IASC) gender-based violence (GBV) guidelines and developing a GBV action plan including a training on identification and safe referrals for food security partners, all in coordination with the sexual GBV taskforce.

27 Aug 2019 description

To address the critial issue of limitied primary education for displaced Syrian and vulnerable Lebanese children, the World Food Programme (WFP) partnered with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) to develop and education programme with two components: the provision of healthy school snacks and classes on good nutrition.

SCHOOL SNACKS

27 Aug 2019 description

A lifeline of hope.
Since 2012, the World Food Programme (WFP) has provided refugees in Lebanon with food assistance, first with food parcels, then paper vouchers and now with e-cards.

27 Aug 2019 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) knows that in many contexts, populations can be served better through markets than with in-kind food. WFP’s supply chain unit works with shops in Lebanon to remove market inefficiencies, improve access to shops, lower prices and improve shopping experiences.

INCREASING PURCHASING POWER

27 Aug 2019 description

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Lebanon is transforming the crisis into a development opportunity through a series of innovative livelihoods activities. Working with a variety of local partners, WFP provides asset creation opportunities and skill development trainings for vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugees.

ASSET CREATION

20 Aug 2019 description

In numbers

724,142 people assisted in July 2019

US$ 24 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 113.6 m six months (Aug 2019 – Jan 2020) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

31 Jul 2019 description

3.2 million Syrian refugees and host community members assisted

In Numbers

5.6 million registered Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

41,570 self-organized refugee returns to Syria in 2019

USD 5.54 billion injected into local economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through

WFP’s cash-based transfers, local food procurement, and other expenditures since 2012

Highlights

29 Jul 2019 description

In Numbers

721,404 people assisted in June 2019

US$ 23 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 113.6 m six months (July–December 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

26 Jul 2019 description
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BEIRUT – A new financial contribution from the European Union (EU) confirmed today will allow UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Food Programme (WFP) to continue life-saving humanitarian support for 358,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon until April 2020.

11 Jul 2019 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.

08 Jul 2019 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks. Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of WFP’s initiatives aimed at addressing the most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers while helping improve their long-term food security and resilience.