Lebanon


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$35,549,600
Total Funded:
$2,042,748
Percentage Funded:
6%

The armed conflict in Syria has affected millions of people, involving large-scale injury and death, insecurity, displacement of people, malnutrition, disease outbreaks, and disrupted economic, political, health, and social institutions. It is today widely acknowledged by the humanitarian aid community that the Syrian crisis has significant regional implications. The scope of the refugee flow started to have consequences for Syria’s neighboring countries. Lebanon is by far the most affected country, with a dramatic impact on its economy, infrastructure, and social cohesion. As of October 2016, the latest figures provided by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government of Lebanon (GoL) estimate that the total number of Syrians who have fled the conflict in Syria to Lebanon exceeds one million persons, along with 31,502 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 35,000 Lebanese returnees, and a pre-existing population of more than 277,985 Palestiniane Rrefugees in Lebanon. In addition to those who are accounted for, it is widely believed that another two hundred to three hundred thousand Palestinian refugees reside with Lebanese relatives or in rented apartments, without being registered.

These groups are at risk, deprived, and face vulnerabilities related to basic services and protection, requiring the overall response strategy to include a multifaceted range of interventions, from emergency aid to development assistance. With a refugee population that accounts for more than a quarter of its population, Lebanon faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. The unexpected scale of the crisis and the weak Lebanese humanitarian capacity to deal with massive emergency relief has raised numerous challenges for aid in Lebanon. The already weak Lebanese infrastructure and public services are being overstretched and overburdened, and children, adolescents and youth are among the mostly affected youth groups. Its educational system, for example, is unable to absorb the very large numbers of Syrian school-age children. The Lebanese weak public health infrastructure is accumulating debt as Syrian patients are unable to cover their part of the bill, and hospitals in certain regions cannot handle the load. In addition, the conflict in Syria has significantly impacted Lebanon’s social and economic growth, exacerbated pre-existing development constraints in the country, and increasing poverty and humanitarian needs. Already a serious problem pre-crisis, unemployment and informal labor rates have increased, placing considerable strain on host communities and promoting tensions at the local level over competition for jobs and access to resources and services. 

IOM has been present in Lebanon since 2006. Through the generous support of donors, IOM has been carrying out human rights based, participatory, gender mainstreamed and accountable programming that extends to the shelter and basic assistance, protection, livelihoods, social stabilization and health sectors. IOM Lebanon makes major contributions to immigration and border management, counter trafficking and capacity building for national security organizations and immigration officials. IOM maintains excellent relations with the government and relevant line ministries and agencies including the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Affairs as well as the Office of the Prime Minister’s High Relief Committee. One of IOM’s overarching objectives and a key to the success of all emergency programming in Lebanon are relationships with local government partners. In this regard, IOM has signed MOUs with various municipalities and municipal unions across the country and has ambitious plans to continue to build closer relationships in 2017.

Note: the projects below are in line with the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) and Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP 2017-2020) developed by the Humanitarian Country Team

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 271,000 Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host communities


Contact Information: Mr. Fawzi Al Zioud, Head of Office, fzioud@iom.int; Mr. Ahmed Mokhtar, Emergency and Stabilization Coordinator, amokhtar@iom.int


IOM Offices: Country Office: Beirut; Sub-Offices: North Lebanon: Qobayat-Akkar office and Tripoli office, South Lebanon: Sarafand, The Bekaa: Zahle office and Chtoura office


International Staff: 12


National Staff: 291


Achievements:

in 2016:

  • IOM Lebanon has completed and delivered five social stability community support projects that were mainly consisting of infrastructure and rehabilitation works in unstable poor neighborhoods in, Northern Lebanon namely Wadi Khaled and Machha in Akkar,  and the neighborhoods of Qobbe , Jabal Mohsen and Tebbene in Tripoli.
  • IOM supports a network of primary health care centers (PHC) that have provided consultations and essential medicines to 36,398 beneficiaries and health and awareness education sessions for 98,582 persons in 2016. IOM’s emergency health team is also engaged in a cutting edge medical research project with Johns Hopkins University and MIT Sanaa on non-communicable diseases in emergency settings. IOM is also a key partner in the Government of Lebanon’s national Tuberculosis screening programme where 167,525 persons have been screened in 2016.
  • IOM completed rehabilitation work on the arrivals terminals at the land border crossings of Masnaa and Aboudiyeh on the Syrian border, the two busiest border crossings in the country and the Tripoli Port, in light of migration to Europe to enhance the processing capacity of the facilities and the humanitarian border management capabilities of government partners on the border while simplifying procedures for travelers. 
  • IOM’s multi-disciplinary Psychosocial Support (PSS) team and the DARI counseling and recreation center in Baalbek have assisted over 12,593 individuals in 2016.
  • The IOM livelihoods programme has assisted 1,984 individuals in 2016 through rapid income generating activities and in-kind grants for vulnerable populations across the country. 
Total Requested:
$35,549,600
Total Funded:
$2,042,748
Percentage Funded:
6%
Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
Requested 31,549,600 | Received: 2,042,748 | Percentage funded: 6%

  Protection

  • Community awareness and outreach
    Amount Requested: USD 160,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Awareness raising and information sessions for groups/communities on available services carried out by Reach Out Volunteers, community focal points, CSMC committees, Palestinian Refugees  volunteers etc. including printed materials/SMS/ radio/video/website      
    Beneficiaries:
    12,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities
  • Capacity building (training, coaching)
    Amount Requested: USD 560,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Training and providing technical guidance to 640 Border and public officials as well as public institutions and train 320 individuals  on Collective Site Management  and Coordination, and 320 civil society and frontline workers as service providers, in order to engage with and support persons displaced from Syria.       
    Beneficiaries:
    1,280 Beneficiaries
  • Institutional support
    Amount Requested: USD 2,560,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Staffing and equipment material technological support to 3 border posts and 2 Ministry of Social Affairs - Social Development Centers    
    Beneficiaries:
    5 Projects- benefitting the Displaced Syrians and Host Communities
  • Case management
    Amount Requested: USD 48,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Case management and individual counselling for 80 beneficiaries with specific needs (except children and SGBV survivors) at medium or high risk.
    Beneficiaries:
    80 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities
  • Support and capacity building of community members
    Amount Requested: USD 160,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Support and capacity building of community members (individuals and committees) to identify and respond to protection concerns        
    Beneficiaries:
    80 committies
  • Service provision through Community Centers
    Amount Requested: USD 320,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide Psycho-social services, recreational activities, protection services, counselling on services, outreach, etc€¦ offered through Community Development Centres.
    Beneficiaries:
    16,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities
  • Profiling of Lebanese Returnees
    Amount Requested: USD 400,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Continue to support the Lebanese Government  in registering and profiling 30,000 vulnerable Lebanese returnees from Syria to include unreached or newly arriving returnees.
    Beneficiaries:
    30,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities

  Livelihoods

  • Implementation of (paid) internship, on-the-job training or apprenticeship programmes
    Amount Requested: USD 2,400,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Implementation of (paid) internship, on-the-job training or apprenticeship programmes for youth within Lebanese entities.
    Beneficiaries:
    400 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities
  • Improve environmental assets
    Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Improving environmental assets (irrigation canals, agricultural roads, rainwater harvesting, forestation, reforestation, cleaning, pruning, felling, cleaning of drainage, replenishment of nurseries,  canals and rivers for flood prevention, construction of flood mitigation reservoirs and structures such as contour walls, check dams, and plant green areas in order to reduce flood risk, etc...).             
    Beneficiaries:
    2,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities
  • Upgrade public and municipal infrastructure
    Amount Requested: USD 1,440,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Upgrade public and municipal infrastructure (road rehabilitation, public infrastructure upgrading, cleaning services€¦) through short term employment and cash for work intiatives involving youths from both displaced Syrians and hosting community.
    Beneficiaries:
    1,600 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and host communities

  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

  • Delivery of municipal services
    Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Support the delivery of 8 municipal services projects across the country identified through participatory processes to reduce tensions through activities such as solid waste collection, neighborhood clean-up, provision of water, electricity and other utilities.
    Beneficiaries:
    8 projects - benefitting the Displaced Syrians and Host Communities

  Social Stability

  • Strengthen local civil society
    Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Strengthen local civil society role at community level by supporting civil society organization in establishing self-functioning dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives.
    Beneficiaries:
    12 Civil Society Organizations
  • Initiatives to mitigate tensions and contribute to the response
    Amount Requested: USD 960,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Support National Lebanese civil society structuration to conduct joined initiatives to mitigate tensions and contribute to the response.
    Beneficiaries:
    8 NGOs
  • Community Support Projects
    Amount Requested: USD 4,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Implement 40 Community Support Projects across the country to address short term community needs identified through participatory processes to reduce tensions through The rehabilitation of services and essential infrastructure. 
    Beneficiaries:
    40 Projects - benefitting the Displaced Syrians and Host Communities
  • Capacity support to Municipalities
    Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
     Provide capacity support (training and staffing support) to 16 municipalities to deliver municipal services aiming at alleviating the pressure on resources  and reducing tensions such as solid waste collection, neighborhood clean-up, provision of water, electricity and other utilities.
    Beneficiaries:
    16 municipalities

  Shelter

  • Strengthening the technical capacity of focal persons at municipal level to assist the shelter needs
    Amount Requested: USD 22,400 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Strengthening the technical capacity of focal persons at municipal level, through provision of trainings and essential equipment, to assist the shelter needs of displaced population and other vulnerable groups
    Beneficiaries:
    5 Municipalities
  • Implementation of pilot projects upgrading site and infrastructure conditions
    Amount Requested: USD 235,200 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Implementation of pilot projects aiming to improve the access to basic urban services and infrastructure within poor and densely populated neighborhoods with high ratio of Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees and other vulnerable groups.
    Beneficiaries:
    6,720 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and Host communities
  • Site or infrastructure improvement of Informal Settlements
    Amount Requested: USD 280,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of semi-permanent physical improvements of Informal Settlements aiming to improve living conditions, reduce health and safety risks, and enhance the resilience of the settlement's population against seasonal hazards.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,800 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Host communities
  • Shelter management of Collective Centers
    Amount Requested: USD 56,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of a full management mechanism in collective centers, mainly through the creation and training of collective center management committees.
    Beneficiaries:
    320 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Host communities
  • Conditional Cash for Rent
    Amount Requested: USD 1,008,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of cash for shelter grants to vulnerable households living in rented apartments, mainly to families with limited or no income, while prioritizing those at risk of eviction.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Host communities
  • Weatherproofing of existing substandard makeshift shelter units within Informal Settlements and scattered locations
    Amount Requested: USD 1,960,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Distribution and installation of shelter weatherproofing kits to existing substandard makeshift shelter units within Informal Settlements and scattered locations.
    Beneficiaries:
    16,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Host communities.
  • Weatherproofing and minor repair of substandard structures
    Amount Requested: USD 420,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of emergency weatherproofing assistance through the installation of shelter sealing-of and insulation material, in addition to emergency water and sanitation upgrades for tenants living in informal tented settlements.
    Beneficiaries:
    2,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians, Host communities and Lebanese Returnees.
  • Rehabilitation / Upgrading / Repair of Substandard Structures into adequate shelters
    Amount Requested: USD 84,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Implementation of permanent physical improvements of privately-owned buildings and single shelter units to create adequate living conditions.
    Beneficiaries:
    200 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians, Host communities and Lebanese Returnees.

  Camp Coordination and Camp Management

  • Winter cash grants
    Amount Requested: USD 1,920,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of winterization cash grants via debit cards to allow vulnerable Lebanese returnees from Syria and Syrian refugees better prepare for the cold months through purchasing fuel for heating and other basic winter-related needs.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Lebanese Returnees

  Basic Assistance

  • In-kind Winter NFI assistance
    Amount Requested: USD 272,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Distribution of blankets and other in-kind assistance to reduce the effects of seasonal hazards on vulnerable households.
    Beneficiaries:
    16,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Lebanese Returnees
  • Provide multi-purpose/ sector cash transfers
    Amount Requested: USD 1,840,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of multi-purpose cash grants via debit cards to socio-economic vulnerable Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees from Syria and host communities.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians and Lebanese returnees
  • Socio-economic vulnerability profiling
    Amount Requested: USD 48,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Conducting household-level visits to assess the socio-economic vulnerability of Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees from syria and host communities.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,000 Beneficiaries, Displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities

  Health

  • Provision of essential trainings for MoPH staff
    Amount Requested: USD 16,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provision of essential trainings for 48 MoPH staff, particularly on issues related to TB and related topics.
    Beneficiaries:
    48 Staff
  • Support for key staff for Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)
    Amount Requested: USD 320,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Support 24 key staff (doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians and treatment follow-up workers) for MoPH, particularly for the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP).
    Beneficiaries:
    24 Staff
  • Provide financial support to access diagnostic services
    Amount Requested: USD 880,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide financial support for 24,000 beneficiaries to access diagnostic services at IOM-supported Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) in the South, Bekaa and North and other selected health facilities.
    Beneficiaries:
    24,000 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host Communities.
  • Provide financial support to access hospital services
    Amount Requested: USD 480,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide financial support for 240 beneficiaries to access hospital services, particularly for care and diagnostics of tuberculosis (TB) in coordination with the National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) under the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
    Beneficiaries:
    240 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host Communities
  • Provide sufficient chronic disease medication
    Amount Requested: USD 380,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide sufficient chronic disease medications for 8,800 beneficiaries at IOM-supported Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) in the South, Bekaa and North.
    Beneficiaries:
    8,800 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host Communities
  • Provide sufficient acute disease medication
    Amount Requested: USD 320,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide sufficient acute disease medications for 24,800 beneficiaries at IOM-supported Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) in the South, Bekaa and North.
    Beneficiaries:
    24,800 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host Communities
  • Provide medical consultations at primary health care centres
    Amount Requested: USD 1,600,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide medical consultations to 67,200 beneficiaries at IOM-supported Primary Health Care centers (PHCs) in the South, Bekaa and North, including antenatal care (ANC), maternal and child health care, and consultations for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
    Beneficiaries:
    67,200 Beneficiaries: Displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Host Communities
South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan
Requested 4,000,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Social Stability

  • Youth Initiatives
    Amount Requested: USD 4,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Implement 80 youth initiatives (summer camp, artistic activities, peacebuilding clubs, community campaigns, civil engagement for Lebanese only) to promote active involvement of youth in local communities.
    Beneficiaries:
    80 Initiatives / 8,000 participants - benefitting the Displaced Syrians and Host Communities
Total Requested:
$35,549,600
Total Funded:
$2,042,748
Percentage Funded:
6%
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