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16 Feb 2018 description

Beirut, 16 February 2018 - Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), warns of pressures on Lebanon’s social services, infrastructure and jobs due to the impact of the Syria Crisis as he wrapped up his first official visit to Lebanon yesterday.

15 Feb 2018 description

Hamad Sultan Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Beirut, toured Minya and Sahel Akkar town in the Lebanese Republic, accompanied by Mouin Maroubi, Minister of State for Displaced Persons in Lebanon, and representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, in Lebanon to distribute food to Syrian displaced people.

12 Feb 2018 description
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Beirut – 12 February 2018 - International funding for Lebanon in 2017 amounted to USD 1.68 billion, as shown by the funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon.

This amount includes a total of USD 1.37 billion disbursed by donors in 2017 and USD 309.6 million carried over from 2016 by implementing partners.

UN agencies and NGOs reported a total of USD 1.24 billion received under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) framework in 2017. This represents 45% of the overall 2017 appeal.

08 Feb 2018 description
infographic UNHCR Innovation

RAIS is an Inter-Agency tool for tracking assistance, referrals, and assessment information. It enables UNHCR and partners to share assistance records, cross-check beneciary lists, and host dierent types of data. RAIS is synchronized with proGres, UNHCR’s registration database, from which refugee data from all UNHCR eld oces is updated daily. A data sharing agreement with UNHCR is a prerequisite for accessing RAIS.

08 Feb 2018 description
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BEIRUT, Lebanon, 1 February 2018 - Today Prime Minister Saad Hariri, together with UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini and Minister for Social Affairs Pierre Bou Assi, launched the 2018 update of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) 2017-2020.

07 Feb 2018 description

The 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.

07 Feb 2018 description

The Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR) was conducted jointly by WFP, UNHCR and UNICEF. Data was collected from a representative sample of 5,000 Syrian refugee households throughout Lebanon during May and June 2017. The fnal VASyR report will be published in December 2017. This In Focus report summarizes some of the main fndings.

07 Feb 2018 description

The Inter-Agency Mapping Platform (IAMP) collects basic information for all informal settlements on a three-monthly basis. This information is used for the coordination of all humanitarian activities in informal settlements. The 4th Sweep of 2017 was conducted from October - December. The data below only reflects active and less than 4 settlements.

06 Feb 2018 description

This document explains the different terminology and indicators used by the social stability sector. It is based on the 2017-2020 sector strategy and the results framework, and aims at guiding partners in their M&E and reporting so as to promote harmonization of Monitoring and Evaluation between partners and standardization of the reporting into activity info.

02 Feb 2018 description

As part of its international humanitarian programme, the UAE, through its embassy in Lebanon, has completed the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018', by providing in excess of 1293 food parcels in the border town of Arsal, which hosts the largest number of Syrians displaced in Lebanon.

A donation from Al Rahma Charity, the three-day campaign has been conducted in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated to the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon.

02 Feb 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • HC Lazzarini reasserts the international community’s support for the stability of Lebanon

  • Launch of the 2018 LCRP and key results under the 2017 LCRP

  • UNRWA’s funding crisis risks assistance to millions of Palestine refugees

  • ERC Lowcock meets refugees and promises to advocate for them with the international community

  • Lebanon Humanitarian Fund bridges critical protection funding gaps in 2017

  • Cash winter assistance helps refugees overcome harsh weather

01 Feb 2018 description

Over the course of the past six weeks, UNIFIL’s French and Finnish peacekeepers provided medical support to about 600 children in the city of Burj Kallawiyah, south Lebanon.

The peacekeepers attached to the UN Mission’s Force Commander’s Reserve (FCR) extended the support mainly to the children of a local public school. They performed medical checkups, including checking the children’s development, monitoring their height and weight, checking visual acuity, and detecting possible digestive, heart, lung or skin disorders.

31 Jan 2018 description

BEIRUT, 30th January, 2018 (WAM) - The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has started the implementation of the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'.

The campaign started by a number of Emirati institutions is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018.

The Attache has distributed 1000 food packages during the past two days in Qasqas Area in Beirut, in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated with the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon and a donation from the Sharjah Charity International.

30 Jan 2018 description

This document explains the different terminology and indicators used by the livelihoods sector. It is based on the 2017-2020 LCRP sector strategy and the results framework, and aims at guiding partners in their Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and reporting so as to promote harmonization of M&E between partners and standardization of the reporting into activity info.

30 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has started the implementation of the 'UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians - Winter 2018'.

The campaign started by a number of Emirati institutions is in line with the Year of Zayed 2018.

The Attache has distributed 1000 food packages during the past two days in Qasqas Area in Beirut, in partnership with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Authority affiliated with the Dar al-Fatwa in Lebanon and a donation from the Sharjah Charity International.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Since the onset of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, more than 5.3 million people, including 2.5 million children,5 have been living as registered refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.6 More than 90 per cent of these refugees are living in host communities and facing challenging socio-economic conditions, including high poverty rates,7 high costs of living, limited livelihood opportunities and the exhaustion of savings.

30 Jan 2018 description

Among the multiple challenges facing refugee and rural populations in Lebanon is the high rate of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Widespread NCDs account for more than 80% of deaths, and one out of three refugees suffers from a chronic illness.

This is a particularly troubling problem because the influx of Syrian refugees increased the Lebanese population by 30% between 2011 and 2013. Refugees who fled Palestine after the 1948 war and their descendants make up an additional 10% of the population.

28 Jan 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Current conditions unfavourable for 2018 winter grains

  • Slightly below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Cereal import requirements in 2017/18 set to remain stable

  • Number of registered Syrian refugees in country stabilized

Current conditions unfavourable for 2018 winter grains development