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Lebanon 2019


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$15,000,000
Total Funded:
$2,067,268
Percentage Funded:
14%

The Syrian conflict now in its ninth year, has led to an influx of displaced Syrian families in addition to the 300,000 Palestinian refugees already in Lebanon. Lebanon now has the highest concentration of refugees globally (approx. 1.5 million) and enters 2019 with increasing socioeconomic and political uncertainty. Public debt now stands at over 150% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making it the third most indebted country in the world. Essential economic reforms have been delayed due to a lack of a formal government since elections in May 2018. The crisis continues to influence the phenomenon of trafficking in persons in the region and in Lebanon particularly. The large-scale movement to unfamiliar contexts has resulted in a lack of economic opportunity for the affected populations, created dependency, the fear to ask for support and protection; low level of awareness about trafficking. In addition, it has been documented that human traffickers often seek to take advantage of populations receiving humanitarian assistance and succeed through unrealistic promises of employment opportunities.

The access for vulnerable communities to basic services is limited, putting a continuous and severe strain on Lebanese host communities. Consequently, host community fatigue has been steadily rising. The heightened competition over already limited jobs is exacerbating mutually negative perceptions and has led to increased tensions between displaced populations and host communities. Lebanon’s people have shown astonishing levels of generosity and resilience in hosting so many displaced people. However, despite stability on the surface, underlying frustrations are growing.

In order to meet the exigencies of the crisis, IOM plans to provide a wide range of assistance to vulnerable populations and affected communities, combining different emergency aid and development assistance elements. IOM aims to remain one of the strongest contributors to social stabilization and peacebuilding 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 Multipurpose Cash Assistance, In-kind Grants and Livelihoods support. Shelter interventions and Basic Assistance activities as well as the provision of Healthcare 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 Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and Regional Refugee Resilience Plan (3RP) interagency coordination structures, as well as a permanent member of Lebanon’s Border Control Committee. IOM’s presence of staff across the country, particularly in poor and vulnerable areas such as Akkar, Tripoli, the Bekaa, and the South of Lebanon, allows for rapid multi-sectorial interventions.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 164,520 individuals.


Contact Information: James Goff, Project Development and Reporting Officer: jdavisgoff@iom.int, +96181694462


IOM Offices: Main Office: Beirut Sub-Offices: Zahle, Chtaura, Tripoli, Kobayat, Sarafand


International Staff: 13


National Staff: 256


Total Requested:
$15,000,000
Total Funded:
$2,067,268
Percentage Funded:
14%
Projects
Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
Requested 15,000,000 | Received: 2,067,268 | Percentage funded: 14%

  Basic Needs

  • Winter Cash Grants - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 340,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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
  • Multipurpose Cash Assistance Grants - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 200,000 Amount Received: USD 583,333
    Objective:
    Cash grants in support of populations affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies provided.
    Beneficiaries:
    2,170 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • In-kind Winter Non-food Items (NFI) Assistance
    Amount Requested: USD 60,000 Amount Received: USD 76,667
    Objective:
    In-kind Winter Non-food Items (NFI) Assistance to displaced Syrians and Lebanese returnees.
    Beneficiaries:
    4,000 displaced Syrians and Lebanese returnees

  Health

  • Medical Health Support - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 1,420,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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
  • Health Education/Awareness Sessions - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 250,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Financial subsidies and health promotion provided to targeted populations for improved access to a comprehensive primary healthcare (PHC) package.
    Beneficiaries:
    10,000 displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and Lebanese host communities

  Livelihoods

  • Apprenticeships and Career Guidance
    Amount Requested: USD 350,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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 - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 350,000 Amount Received: USD 120,000
    Objective:
    Job creation fostered in vulnerable areas through labour-intensive investments in productive public infrastructure and environmental assets.
    Beneficiaries:
    2,500 beneficiaries from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Skill Based Trainings - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 300,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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

  Protection

  • Lebanese Returnees Registration - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 300,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Continue to support the Government of Lebanon (GoL) in registering and profiling 22,500 vulnerable Lebanese returnees from Syria.
    Beneficiaries:
    22,500 Lebanese returnees
  • Capacity Building Support - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 200,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    Objective:
    Provide support to victims of trafficking through the strengthening of national capacities to combat trafficking in persons.
    Beneficiaries:
    550 staff from local institutions
  • Humanitarian Border Management - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 1,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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:
    600 border security staff (benefitting displaced Syrians, host communities and Lebanese returnees).
  • Service Provision through Community Centers - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 230,000 Amount Received: USD 657,337
    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

  Social Cohesion

  • Community Support Projects - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 5,000,000 Amount Received: USD 529,931
    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
  • Youth Initiatives
    Amount Requested: USD 2,500,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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
  • Capacity Support to Municipalities
    Amount Requested: USD 2,400,000 Amount Received: USD 100,000
    Objective:
    Capacity support to Municipalities and National government institutions for dialogue and conflict prevention and to support the local crisis response.
    Beneficiaries:
    20,000 participants from displaced Syrians, Lebanese returnees and host communities
  • Media Initiative to Defuse Tension - Lebanon
    Amount Requested: USD 100,000 Amount Received: USD 0
    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
Total Requested:
$15,000,000
Total Funded:
$2,067,268
Percentage Funded:
14%
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