Seven years on since the start of the crisis in Syria and the needs of one and a half million (of these one million registered) Syrian refugees continue to grow in Lebanon

Lebanon

According to the Lebanese government, the country has one of the largest concentrations of refugees per capita in the world.

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

After eight years conflict in Syria, refugee management continues to be Lebanon's more pressing issues. This has had a profound impact on the access basic services and livelihoods, not only for the refugees but also for the host communities. 

The Lebanese government estimates that the country hosts more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, which is one of the largest concentrations of refugees per capita in the world. 

Nearly 600,000 Syrian refugees have no recognised refugee status. As a result, these people do not have access to the different forms of assistance and support provided by the UNHCR and other refugee assistance programmes. 

299,575
People we helped in 2018

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Our teams in the country are present in both the Bekaa region and in the south of the country including difficult to reach areas such as Arsal, Masharih al-Qaa and Cheeba, ensuring basic assistance is provided to people. 

Our work focuses on:

  • Delivering cash distributions through the KACHE system (Kit for Autonomous Cash Transfer in Humanitarian Emergencies)
  • Providing emergency aid
  • Delivering food security and nutrition programmes
  • Providing water and sanitation programmes 
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Photo credits: © Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger

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Facts

Number of Staff
128
Operating since
2006
Based in
Beirut, Zahle, Tiro, Arsal