Highlights of the week
The number of registered Syrians with UNHCR and the High Relief Commission (HRC) is 5,663. Since last week, there has been an increase of some 300 persons, many of whom reside in the Tripoli area.
The January distribution of food and non-food items is scheduled to take place from January 23rd till January 30th. HRC and UNHCR will be conducting home visits to distribute food and non-food items with the help of a number of other partners, notably the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Caritas. A number of local NGOs have already distributed winter clothing, baby milk and diapers to Syrians and vulnerable Lebanese families. UNHCR continues to urge all all partners providing assistance to the displaced do so through the coordination mechanisms established in the field in order to prevent duplication.