Lebanon 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$15,000,000
Total Funded:
$2,200,000
Percentage Funded:
15%
Introduction and Needs

Amidst a stable but unpredictable political and security situation, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises. The country is facing challenges in dealing with a protracted crisis, hosting a large number of Syrian refugees (about 1.5 million individuals according to Government estimates) in addition to 300,000 Palestinian refugees, making Lebanon the country with the highest refugee density in the world. Access for these groups to basic services is limited and their vulnerabilities widespread, putting a severe strain on Lebanese host communities. As a consequence, host community fatigue has been steadily rising, heightened competition over already limited jobs as well as exacerbating mutually negative perceptions has led to increased tensions between displaced populations and host communities.

In order to meet the exigencies of the crisis, IOM plans to provide a wide range of assistance to vulnerable populations, combining different emergency aid and development assistance elements. IOM aims to remain one of the strongest contributors to social stability and in promoting social cohesion and economic inclusion of affected communities, through locally driven multi-sectoral interventions at the community level including the provision of in-kind grants and short-term livelihoods support. Shelter interventions and basic assistance activities as well as the provision of emergency health care are envisaged to respond to immediate needs on the ground. IOM also aims to strengthen the resilience of communities through the provision of psychosocial support (PSS).

IOM is an active member of five sectors (see below). The high presence of staff across the country, particularly in poor and vulnerable areas such as Akkar, Tripoli, the Beqaa, and the South of Lebanon, allows for multi-sectorial interventions. IOM maintains close relationships with government counterparts both at a national and local level and humanitarian partners, particularly UN Agencies.

Note: the projects below are part of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis, 2018-2019 and Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020.

Achievements

In 2017:

  • IOM Lebanon provided assistance to 69,170 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and other vulnerable Lebanese.
  • In-kind grants were distributed to 500 individuals as part of livelihood activities.
  • IOM’s multi-disciplinary PSS team, Al Moultaka and DARI counseling and recreation centers assisted over 12,431 individuals.
  • More than 36,983 individuals benefitted from access to primary health care centers, including TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Over 18,352 refugees, stranded migrants and third country nationals were supported with resettlement and transit assistance to destination countries including Canada, USA, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, and others.
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 150,000 displaced Syrians, host communities and Lebanese returnees
Contact Information: Fawzi Al Zioud, Head of Office, fzioud@iom.int
International Staff:  15
National Staff:  291
IOM Offices: Country Office: Beirut, Sub-Offices: Tripoli, Qoubayat, Zahle, Chtoura, Sarafand, Other locations IOM carries out activities: IOM Lebanon carries out its activities across the country
Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis
Requested 15,000,000 | Received: 2,200,000 | Percentage funded: 15%

  Health

  • Health Education/Awareness Sessions
    Amount Requested: USD 250,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Financial subsidies and health promotion provided to targeted populations for improved access to a comprehensive PHC package.
    Beneficiaries: 10,000 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and Lebanese host communities
  • Medical Health Support
    Amount Requested: USD 1,420,000.00 Amount Received: USD 150,000.00
    Objective:
    Provide chronic disease medication, acute disease medication, medical supplies and reproductive health (RH) commodities, routine vaccinations, and diagnostic services at primary healthcare (PHC) level.
    Beneficiaries: 40,000 displaced Syrians, Lebanese Returnees and Lebanese host communities

  Protection

  • Capacity Building Support
    Amount Requested: USD 200,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Strengthen the capacities of national systems and actors to address SGBV.
    Beneficiaries: 450 staff from local institutions
  • Humanitarian Border Management
    Amount Requested: USD 1,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 1,000,000.00
    Objective:
    Equipment, staffing, training and technical guidance for border crossing points, staff and public officials, in order to engage with and support persons displaced from Syria.
    Beneficiaries: 150,000 displaced Syrians, host communities and Lebanese returnees
  • Lebanese Returnees Registration
    Amount Requested: USD 300,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Continue to support the Government of Lebanon (GoL) in registering and profiling 22,500 vulnerable Lebanese returnees from Syria to include unreached or newly arriving returnees.
    Beneficiaries: 22,500 Lebanese returnees
  • Service Provision Through Community Centers
    Amount Requested: USD 230,000.00 Amount Received: USD 1,000,000.00
    Objective:
    Psycho-social services, recreational activities, protection services, counselling on services, outreach offered through Community Development Centers, and mobile PSS teams targeted support services provided to persons with specific needs.
    Beneficiaries: 10,000 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities

  Basic Needs

  • In-kind Winter NFI Assistance
    Amount Requested: USD 60,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Distribution of blankets and other in-kind assistance to reduce the effects of seasonal hazards on vulnerable households.
    Beneficiaries: 4,000 displaced Syrians and Lebanese returnees
  • Multipurpose Cash Assistance Grants
    Amount Requested: USD 200,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Cash grants in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies provided.
    Beneficiaries: 2,170 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Winter Cash Grants
    Amount Requested: USD 340,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Provision of winterization cash grants via debit cards to allow vulnerable Lebanese returnees from Syria and Syrian refugees to better prepare for cold months through purchasing fuel for heating and other basic inter-related needs.
    Beneficiaries: 1,400 displaced Syrians and Lebanese returnees

  Livelihoods

  • Apprenticeships and Career Guidance
    Amount Requested: USD 350,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Offer career guidance, job matching and apprentice/internship schemes to job seekers.
    Beneficiaries: 4,000 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Rapid Income Generating Activities
    Amount Requested: USD 350,000.00 Amount Received: USD 50,000.00
    Objective:
    Job creation fostered in vulnerable areas through labor-intensive investments in productive public infrastructure and environmental assets.
    Beneficiaries: 2,500 beneficiaries from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Skill Based Trainings
    Amount Requested: USD 300,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Vulnerable people provided with vocational and skills trainings based on market demand and supply.
    Beneficiaries: 1,500 beneficiaries from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities

  Social Cohesion

  • Capacity Support to Municipalities
    Amount Requested: USD 2,400,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Capacity support to Municipalities and National governments institutions for dialogue and conflict prevention and to support local crisis response.
    Beneficiaries: 20,000 participants from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Community Support Projects
    Amount Requested: USD 5,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Implement community support projects to address short term needs identified through participatory processes to reduce tensions and support the delivery of municipal services.
    Beneficiaries: 40,000 host communities, Lebanese returnees and displaced Syrians
  • Media Initiative to Defuse Tension
    Amount Requested: USD 100,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Capacity building, training/sensitization of local authorities and civil society on how to meaningfully engage with the media, to promote objective and positive reporting. Training of media personnel on fact-checking and transparent reporting.
    Beneficiaries: 300 staff from national, local and social media institutions
  • Youth Initiatives
    Amount Requested: USD 2,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Implement youth initiatives (summer camp, artistic activities, peacebuilding clubs, community campaigns etc.) to promote active involvement of youth in local communities, in coordination with local municipalities/institutions.
    Beneficiaries: 5,000 participants from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities

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