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18 Jun 2018 description

Background

Since the outset of the influx in 2011, the Government of Lebanon and UNHCR have established an inter-agency (IA) mechanism to coordinate the humanitarian response. It now encompasses coordination within and across all sectors in all field locations and in Beirut, and is supported by an Information Management Working Group (IMWG).

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18 Jun 2018 description

Au cours des dernières semaines, la question du retour des réfugiés a de nouveau occupé le devant de la scène. Alors que le Liban fait face à de lourds défis politiques et économiques, le débat interne sur la gestion des réfugiés syriens au Liban et leurs perspectives de retour en Syrie s’est déplacé sur le rôle des Nations Unies dans le retour des réfugiés syriens.

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The last few weeks have seen a renewed public debate about refugee returns. As Lebanon struggles to grapple with its complex economic and political challenges, the United Nations’ role in the return of Syrian refugees has become entangled with the internal debate on how to handle the large refugee population in Lebanon, and prospects for their return to Syria.

14 Jun 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.

Over 6,000 referrals to protection services from cash assesments in April.

438,000 individuals reached in April 2018, with USD 10.8 million distributed; USD 44.6 million distributed so far in 2018.

USD 116 million urgently required for cash assistance to 87,000 Syrian refugee families (435,000 individuals) from June.

HIGHLIGHTS ACROSS THE REGION

Communication in Jordan

14 Jun 2018 description

In a recent Mine Risk Education (MRE) day, hundreds of young school children from the Tyre district participated in a variety of activities raising their awareness about the dangers of mines and unexploded ordinance (UXO). Crucially the young people are taught to recognize these potentially lethal objects, to move away from them and immediately inform their school teacher or an adult.

14 Jun 2018 description

En réponse aux questions que le HCR a reçues sur la situation au Liban et aux remarques de la semaine dernière du Ministre des Affaires étrangères Gebran Bassil, le porte-parole du HCR a fait le commentaire suivant :

13 Jun 2018 description

The end-of-year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Water sector in Lebanon is working towards its expected outcome: by 2020, more vulnerable people in Lebanon are accessing suffcient, safe water for drinking and domestic use with reduced health and environmental impacts from unsafe wastewater management.

13 Jun 2018 description

by Heba Kanso | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation

"A kid should be living a life of dignity and respect with no humiliation"

By Heba Kanso

TRIPOLI, Lebanon June 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 13-year-old Mounir fled Syria for Lebanon with his family after surviving a rocket strike that nearly killed them, he thought he would be safe. In fact, he had swapped one form of danger for another - sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

12 Jun 2018 description

By Julia Ann Easley

Jihad Qusanyeh, imprisoned and tortured as a student, will be among the first Syrian refugees to assemble a virtual “backpack” in a new project to help them reclaim their right to education.

Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, will launch in Lebanon beginning Friday, June 15.

12 Jun 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. Social Stability partners in Lebanon are working to:

• Strengthen municipalities, national and local institutions' ability to alleviate resource pressure (Outcome 1);

• Strengthen municipal and local community capacity to foster dialogue and address sources of tensions and conflicts (Outcome 2);

• Enhance LCRP capacities on early warning and conflict sensitivity (Outcome 3).

12 Jun 2018 description

In response to questions UNHCR has been receiving on the situation in Lebanon and last week’s remarks by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, UNHCR’s spokesperson Andrej Mahecic has the following comment:

UNHCR wishes to underscore the importance of working closely with Lebanon to find safe, dignified and sustainable solutions for Syrian refugees. In all countries we respect the rights of refugees to decide freely and for themselves on returning home. And similarly, we do not discourage returns that are based on individual free and informed decisions.

08 Jun 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response between January and April 2018 and highlights trends affecting people in need. Shelter partners in Lebanon aim to achieve the following results: 1) OUTCOME 1: Enhance the shelter resilience of displaced vulnerable populations in temporary structures; 2) OUTCOME 2: Enhance vulnerable populations’ access to affordable shelters at minimum standard; 3) OUTCOME 3: Enhance contribution of national organizations and institutions to the housing situation in Lebanon.

08 Jun 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.

08 Jun 2018 description

The January-April dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.
The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Strengthen the ability of vulnerable HHs, including female-headed, to meet their basic survival needs; OUTCOME 2) Ensure that In-kind assistance in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies is provided; OUTCOME 3) Develop National Social Safety Net Strategy

08 Jun 2018 description

The “January - April 2018’ dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need.

08 Jun 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Protection Sector in Lebanon aims to achieve the following results: OUTCOME 1: Persons displaced from Syria have their basic rights (incl.

04 Jun 2018 description

In a position traditionally occupied by men, Alya draws on her upbringing to provide leadership and guidance to Syrian refugee community in Lebanon.

By Dalal Mawad in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Her head wrapped in a black and white keffiyeh – a scarf traditionally worn as a headdress by Arab men – Alya makes her way confidently between the tents of an informal settlement in the northern Bekaa Valley region of Lebanon.

04 Jun 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.