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The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) participated in a search and rescue operation at sea after receiving reports on Wednesday 10 October of a missing boat off the coast of Lebanon.
UNIFIL was informed that a small boat, allegedly heading towards Cyprus, was missing. UNIFIL tasked its Maritime Force to locate the missing vessel. On 11 October at 1130 hrs, UNIFIL’s flagship, BRS Liberal, found a small white boat northwest of Beirut in the area of responsibility of Rescue Coordinator Center Beirut.
This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Protection Sector in Lebanon aims to achieve the following results: OUTCOME 1: Persons displaced from Syria have their basic rights (incl.
Arunma Oteh, Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank
Group of Friends of SDG Finance
New York, United States
As Prepared for Delivery
Good morning Excellencies, distinguished, Ladies and Gentlemen. First let me thank His Excellencies Ambassadors Blanchard and Rattray for their invitation to speak to you about innovative finance.
Seventeen-year-old Karim* had to drop out of school since he couldn’t produce legal residency documents in Lebanon.
“I like my school a lot,” says Karim. “Everyone treats me very well and bullying is not allowed. Sometimes when we can’t afford the tuition fees they give us discounts.”
Like many other Syrian refugee youth, the 17-year-old was forced to drop out of school because he did not have a legal residence permit.
Education is vital to maintaining a sense of normality in protracted displacement. With the support of Australian Aid, Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA provides inclusive early education to vulnerable Syrian and Palestinian refugees in camp communities in Beirut, Lebanon.
Syrian refugees and Palestine refugees from Syria have fled their homes in search of safety, but the majority of Oxfam research participants report that they have not found complete safety and protection in Lebanon. Refugees’ conceptions of what constitutes ‘safety’ are individualized and subjective. The international community and host governments should not make decisions for refugees about what or where is ‘safe’, but instead should support refugees to find safety in the present, and determine their futures for themselves.
As the Syrian crisis enters its sixth year, the world is witness to what has been characterized as the largest humanitarian emergency of our time. More than 11 million people have fled their homes, of whom around five million have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Lebanon is hosting 1.5 million refugees from Syria, and 31,500 registered Palestinian refugees from Syria as of December 2016.
Committee against Torture
21 April 2017
The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the initial report of Lebanon on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Les transferts d’argent : une réponse adaptée à chaque famille
La réponse humanitaire s’organise souvent autour d’une aide matérielle fournie aux populations vulnérables. En effet, la principale réponse à l’urgence s’effectue par des distributions aux ménages vulnérables. Aliments de base, kits de réparation d’abris, eau potable, kits d’ustensiles ménagers, kits d’hygiène, sont les principaux soutiens que reçoivent les familles affectées, ainsi qu’un accès aux services essentiels et adaptés à leurs besoins.
“The refugee crisis is becoming unsustainable for Lebanon. Greater solidarity is needed,” PACE said today. It added that the international community should step up “as a matter of urgency, its contribution to support and assist the refugees presently in Lebanon”. States should, on the one hand, increase their financial support for the humanitarian response on the spot and, on the other hand, increase resettlement possibilities for those refugees who so wished.
Lebanon has received app. 1.5 million refugees from Syria since the outbreak of the war in Syria 2011. Around 53.000 are Syrian Palestinians refugees. Since the beginning of the crisis, the government in Lebanon has followed a “No Camp Policy”, refusing to establish refugee camps. Instead the refugees are seeking shelter in informal gatherings in primitive tent camps, e.g.
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Les pays à revenu intermédiaire accueillent aujourd’hui quelque six millions de réfugiés dans le monde et peinent à trouver des financements abordables et viables pour pouvoir assumer les coûts supplémentaires associés à l’accueil d’une population si nombreuse.
Un nouveau mécanisme mondial vise à combler le déficit de financement en apportant une source de financement concessionnel à long terme aux pays à revenu intermédiaire qui accueillent un grand nombre de réfugiés.
Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary General,
Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world, with as many as 1.5 million Syrian refugees and over 300,000 Palestine Refugees currently living in the country. Five years into the Syrian crisis, the living conditions of both refugees and Lebanese host communities are continuing to deteriorate. This crisis, which is increasingly complex and protracted, presents significant challenges for humanitarian action in a country which has been facing recurring emergencies for the past 40 years.
This booklet presents findings from a mapping of existing data on Out of School Children (OOSC) conducted in Lebanon in 2015. Using Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) enrolment numbers and data from the Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees (VASyR1 ), it estimates that approximately 255,400 children were out of school in Lebanon at the end of 2015. Whilst the mapping includes children from all nationalities and recognizes the huge unmet education needs of Palestinian children, this booklet focuses mostly on Syrian OOSC.
Good morning, I am pleased to be back in Lebanon today.
I want to thank the Lebanese people for helping to save the lives of over 1 million Syrians.
It is not easy for a country to take in the equivalent of a quarter of its own population in refugees.
But for as much as it is a responsibility, I hope you are aware of the message it sends about the values and character and spirit of the Lebanese people.
You are setting an example to the world of generosity, humanity, resilience and solidarity.
The refugee and migrant crisis is unfolding all over Europe. Terre des hommes (Tdh) provides assistance to thousands of children and families crossing borders in the West Balkans. At the same time, Tdh has reinforced its action in the Middle East to help the populations affected by the Syrian conflict.
About a year ago, I planned to pay a smuggler to get on a boat to Europe. A lot of people in Europe think that we refugees don’t know that we can die at sea, that we have not seen the horrific pictures of refugees’ dead bodies, that we don’t know that tens of thousands of people have been buried on Europe’s shores. But I do watch the news every day, and I had seen how more than 500 people had died a few kilometres from the Italian island Lampedusa in October 2013. I knew the statistics, I knew the risks.
Source: Reuters - Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:45 GMT
By John Davison
TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Hassan and Saba al-Jedwa's five children play in the gravel at Minia Syrian refugee camp - a collection of cramped white tents off the main highway on the outskirts of northern Lebanese city Tripoli.
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World Food Programme director says some Middle East refugees get just $13 a month for food
Cuts in food aid to vulnerable refugees in the Middle East are making young men “prime targets” for recruitment by extremist groups, a top official at the UN’s World Food Programme said on Thursday.