OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response
Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services
In 2006, under Security Council Resolution 1701, UNIFIL witnessed a substantial increase in its troops and responsibilities across its area of operations between the Litani River and the Blue Line. Monitoring the cessation of hostilities and supporting the Lebanese Armed Forces constitute the core of UNIFIL’s work and so each day, UNIFIL peacekeepers, drawn from 41 countries, patrol the south in vehicles, on foot and from the air.
International partners agreed today that the Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) had provided critical assistance to Syrian refugees and their host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, but that continued support is urgently needed. Additional support amounting to $80 million was pledged by donors to help the GCFF deepen its impact on the grant.
The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to:
1) enhance access to, and demand from, children and youth, and their caregivers, for equitable formal or regulated non-formal education;
2) enhance quality of education services and learning environment to ensure grade-appropriate learning outcome to children and youth.
Yesterday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held in Beirut a workshop on the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared Camp (NBC) convened by the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Claudio Cordone.
The rapid arrival of very large numbers of refugees in concentrated areas tends to accentuate the impact that populations will have on the environment, due to the fact that humanitarian operators manage people and infrastructure based on short-term considerations. This leads to increased pressure on raw materials and ecosystems, and tends to create tension with the host population.
The study has two objectives:
UNIFIL peacekeepers and local officials jointly inaugurated a new water filtration plant, constructed with funding from Spanish peacekeepers, in Meiss Ej Jebel, south-eastern Lebanon, last week.
The plant consists of a water filter system with the capacity of generating 30,000 litres of drinking water every day in addition to the installation of two 4,000-litre tanks. The water system will directly benefit about 5,000 residents of the area with clean drinking water.
Women in Lebanon face daunting challenges to both entering the labour force and facing protection concerns in their day-to-day life. With competition for jobs and resources on the rise in Lebanon, women face increasing obstacles in matching their skills with existing jobs due to lack of strong networks and access to financial resources. With this in mind, ACTED implemented an innovative project aimed at empowering vulnerable women in Jbeil and Msaitbeh through support for protection and learning of practical skills.
BEIRUT, Lebanon 09 October (UNHCR) – The UN Refugee Agency has expressed gratitude to the government and people of the United States after receiving a total of over $136 million dollars in funding in 2017 – helping UNHCR to fill critical financial gaps and avoid cuts in much-needed services to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
The funding is the highest received by UNHCR in Lebanon from the US since the beginning of the crisis in Syria.
This report documents and analyzes two recent major reforms in Lebanese law whose purpose is to further gender equality for women in Lebanon: (I) the alteration of the Sunni personal status law to allow mothers to keep their children with them for a longer time following divorce and (II) the promulgation of Law no. 293 of 2014, which deals with domestic violence. The first reform relates to the religiously based, personal status laws that control major aspects of a woman’s life in Lebanon.
In 2014, a group of young people living in Burj Barajneh camp decided not to surrender to the prison of drugs and turned an old prison building into a drug rehab centre for addicts to help them build a bright future and embark on a new life, full of hope.
Nimr Nimr talks with sparkling eyes about the centre, called Insan, or human. He says: “We do not deal with addicts but rather with patients who need our help and the support of specialists. I cannot describe the joy and happiness we feel when one of our brothers overcomes this plight and goes back to normal life.”
Handicap International today published its new report ‘Everywhere the bombing followed us’. Based on a survey of 205 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and in-depth interviews of 14 Syrian women refugees, the report reveals the multiple forced displacements caused by bombings. The report highlights the specific impact of destruction caused by these bombings on women.
Despite promises by world leaders to get all Syrian refugees into school, there are still many barriers preventing children in Lebanon from getting an education.
The start of a new school year should be an exciting time for children. But not for more than 280,000 of them in Lebanon.
That's how many Syrian refugees are still out of school there. Some haven't had an education for many years - younger ones have never set foot in a classroom.
Beirut, Lebanon: As many Syrian refugees in Lebanon prepare to go back to school next week, over 280,000 remain out of school. Child labour, safety concerns and capacity issues are hampering enrolment efforts, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the European Union (EU) held a ceremony in Nahr el-Bared camp to mark the handing over of newly reconstructed houses to 93 returning families.
Stephen Sethi, Rebecka Jonsson, Rony Skaff, Frank Tylera
The Lebanese labour market is encountering significant challenges. In 2012, the national unemployment rate was estimated at 11 per cent, with jobseekers often unemployed for periods of up to one year. Unemployment rates are particularly high for women (18 per cent) and youth (34 per cent).
The labour market is also characterized by:
ES.1 Introduction and methodology
Milan Kieffer, 24, student at Strate design school (France) has just returned from Lebanon where he set up an insulation project developed in partnership with SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL and VINCI. The issue was to develop a response to the refugees’ thermal comfort. Lebanon welcomed more than 1.5 million refugees, 15% of which are living in more than 4,000 informal camps.
Could you describe your project and its benefits?
VIENNA, 25 September 2017 – The Government of Italy will fund a project of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Lebanon designed to improve the competitiveness and value of selected authentic Lebanese products, specifically in the country’s host communities most affected by the high influx of Syrian refugees.