Lebanon Humanitarian Emergency

Adolescent girls play a clapping game.
UNFPA/Sima Diab

Lebanon hosts the largest number of displaced people per capita in the world; one in five people in the country is a refugee. The large majority are Syrians, but Lebanon also hosts a large Palestinian refugee population, including Palestinian refugees from Syria. The influx of Syrian refugees has put much pressure on the Lebanese economy. Many refugees live below the poverty line and are in need of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs. Female-headed households face additional challenges in meeting their basic needs. Challenging social and economic conditions have been associated with an increase in violence against women and children, while harmful practices such as child marriage also continue to be a concern. The impact of the crisis in Lebanon has also contributed to growing tensions between refugees and host communities.The Lebanese Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), led by the Lebanese goverment in collaboration with the UN, international and local NGOs, guides the humanitarian response. Line Ministries lead each of ten sectors with the support of a UN coordinating agency: within the health sector, UNFPA leads the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) working group as well as the Clinical Management of Rape (CMR) task force; under the protection sector, UNFPA is leading the sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) task force.

Country Population: 5.9 mil

Humanitarian needs

2.80 million
Last updated on - 14 Juillet 2020
UNFPA/David Brunetti

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Nombre de cliniques mobiles
    Nombre d'espaces sécurisés
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

Dashboards available for Lebanon
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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