The plan aims to bring together the vital efforts of some 270 humanitarian and development partners, in support of national efforts, to ensure refugees and host communities receive the support they desperately need.
WFP provides monthly life-saving food assistance to more than four million people each month inside Syria. In Lebanon, almost 700,000 Syrian refugees receive food assistance through an electronic voucher system.
According to a UNFPA survey covering some 2,400 refugee women and girls living in Western Bekaa, more than a third of those surveyed between the ages of 20 and 24 had been married before reaching age 18.
The crisis in Syria is well into its sixth year, and Lebanon continues to host over one million Syrian refugees. Families have exhausted their limited resources, and are having to adapt to survive on the bare minimum.
“Our objective is to make sure that these (out-of-school) kids, who have done nothing to find themselves in this abysmal situation, will not turn into a lost generation,” said Ferid Belhaj of the World Bank.