Over 9,220 families (46,107 individuals) benefited from shelter assistance.
The results of a shelter survey showed a decrease of 10% of refugees living in finished apartment/houses since last year. Those living in informal settlements increased by 2% in close to 1000 sites. A growing number of refugees have no alternative but to live on construction sites, unused garage/shop or one room structures.
In a move towards harmonizing refugee shelters, UNHCR has started providing guidance on shelters and WASH to NGOs involved in developing semi-formal tented settlements in Arsal, West Bekaa, Akkar and Tripoli.
In Akkar, the PCPM cash-for-rent project benefitted 560 households this month and will continue until the end of June.
UNHCR field offices in the North, South and Bekaa are assessing medium sized unfinished buildings, which will provide accommodation for a total of 130 vulnerable households.