The Syrian crisis continues to generate political, social and economic pressure in Lebanon.
Palestinians are enduring on-going conflict with Israel and a peace process that has stagnated for many years.
The blockade on Gaza and the political divisions between the West Bank and Gaza administrations have been the most significant barriers to humanitarian aid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT). Severe trade restrictions have also had a devastating impact on local livelihoods and economic opportunities.
Humanitarian aid has become increasingly difficult with authorities prohibiting the import of specific humanitarian items into Gaza. Unstable funding, further political instability, and the coronavirus pandemic, with its accompanying government restrictions and regulations, have exacerbation the needs of already marginalised communities, especially in the Gaza Strip.