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WFP Lebanon Situation Report #10, 7 March 2016

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  • In February, WFP assisted 594,763 Syrian refugees with USD 21.6. Approximately 52 percent of beneficiaries are female and 48 percent are male.

  • In March, WFP will launch a nine month school meals programme for 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian pupils.

Situation Update

  • UNHCR registered around 1.1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It is the world’s largest concentration of refugees compared to its population. The influx is placing significant strain on Lebanese resources and communities.

  • As the Syrian crisis continues, WFP - the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger - is increasingly relied upon to provide life-saving assistance to an extraordinary number of vulnerable refugees.

  • The 2015 multi-sectoral Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees (VASyR) in Lebanon shows a continued deterioration of the food security situation among refugees across the country compared to 2014.
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  • 70 percent of households are below the poverty line (USD 3.84/person/day);

  • 52 percent of households are below the survival minimum expenditure basket;

  • 61 percent of households are applying emergency and crisis coping strategies;

  • 11 percent of households are food insecure; and

  • 23 percent of households are moderately food insecure.