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UNHCR Lebanon Shelter Update March 2014

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 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.