IOM in Lebanon Apr 2007

Situation Report
Originally published


- IOM & Qatar Charity aid to 10,000 in Bekaa Valley and capacity building in emergency project management highly appreciated.

- IOM secures funding from Belgium and Australia for rehabilitation, psychosocial and livelihood support.

- Study suggests need to act on improving the legal situation of 200,000 migrant workers.

Bekaa: IOM & Qatar Charity Support 10,000

Through this project, Qatar Charity and IOM have worked together on improving the immediate living conditions of more than 10,000 vulnerable community members in the aftermath of the recent conflict. Concentrating on the largely neglected Bekaa Valley, IOM and Qatar Charity provided school uniforms, gym kits and sports jerseys to students in public schools, as well as winterization items (diesel heaters, blankets, rechargeable lamps) to war affected families. IOM also provided office equipment to 15 public schools, thereby going beyond its initial commitments towards the beneficiaries and the donor. Based on the excellent groundwork that Qatar Charity made possible in the Bekaa, IOM is recognised by Municipal leaders and the general public as a credible and reliable partner. This has and will continue to greatly facilitate IOM's ability to implement projects in the Bekaa Valley and beyond. IOM is ready to continue its fruitful cooperation with Qatar Charity and other partners in order to expand upon the achieved results by catering for additional needs which remain abundant.