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Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 25 | 1 – 30 November 2016 [EN/AR]

Situation Report
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  • Over US $1 billion has been allocated in support of the LCRP, almost 50% of the plan’s requirements.

  • RC/HC and UN representatives visit Aarsal, one of the most vulnerable and volatile areas in Lebanon.

  • MoSA organizes a high-level conference to discuss the impact of the Syria crisis in Lebanon.

  • The Gemmayzeh Theatre in Beirut hosts the first UN Film Festival in Lebanon and the region.

  • 16 Days of Activism campaign is launched to end gender-based violence against women and girls.

This month in Lebanon

The 2017-2020 Lebanon Crisis Response Plan has been finalized this month, seeking US$2.8 billion to provide humanitarian assistance, protection and basic services to 2.8 million highly vulnerable individuals and invest in Lebanon’s infrastructure, economy and institutions. Humanitarian needs remain unchanged in November and a key focus of humanitarian partners is preparation for the upcoming winter season. To mobilize renewed support for one of the country’s most deprived and unstable regions, the RC/HC travelled to Aarsal with a delegation of UN country representatives. The delegation underlined the need for additional international support for vulnerable border areas such as Aarsal, in particular in light of the approaching winter, in order to equip the refugees for the cold and snow that lie ahead. On 1 December 2016, partners put into effect a new ‘common card,’ which combines food, multi-purpose, winter, and education cash assistance, reflecting the humanitarian community’s commitment to strengthening cash-based programming as a key modality to deliver the response in Lebanon. 25 November 2016 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Finally, on the funding side, as of the end of November, just over US$1 billion have been allocated by donors in support of the LCRP making it now almost 50 per cent per cent funded.

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