The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. The ERF in Lebanon has played a crucial role in funding life-saving and urgent humanitarian needs, injecting money into prioritised but also underfunded sectors. The first ERF project in Lebanon was signed in September 2012. Since then, the ERF has increased remarkably funding 32 new projects in 2013, in addition to 6 projects in 2012. As of 02 January 2014, there were 807,940 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon and 51,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.