Response to the Syrian Crisis

The ongoing war in Syria has taken its toll on Lebanon’s peace and stability. Since the beginning of the crisis the country has become home to over 1.5 million refugees— the vast majority of whom live in poverty and struggle to meet their survival needs. Over the past year, as pressure on basic services has mounted and economic opportunities dwindled, the displaced have increasingly turned to negative coping strategies. At the same time, attitudes among Lebanese host communities have hardened. In an effort to address the worsening situation and prevent tensions from spilling over, the 2017–2020 Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) presents a collective vision to provide for the country’s social, economic, and environmental stability. This plan moves beyond direct humanitarian assistance to develop resilient public institutions that will protect, assist, and deliver services to over 2.2 million vulnerable people.

As a UN co-lead of the LCRP, UNDP is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the plan contribute to Lebanon’s long-term stability. To this end, UNDP runs the Stabilization and Recovery Programme (SRP), which aims to assist the most vulnerable communities in Lebanon and help steer the country towards a more prosperous future.

Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Programme 2017

The Stabilization and Recovery Programme draws together all activities undertaken by UNDP in support of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP). more

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Second day of training at the AUB campus for data collectors, field officers and supervisors

Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon for 2016

Since no poverty assessment has been carried out from the time of the Syrian crisis, UNDP has started implementing a project under the title “Rapid Poverty Assessment in Lebanon”. more 

undp lebanon - lebanese woman and her grandchildren sitting happily near the newly installed stove in majdal anjar - bekaa

Providing Warmth to Host Communities

Enaam Hassan, a Lebanese mother of twenty said: “I used to buy diesel fuel for 3,000-5,000 Lebanese Pounds which was barely enough for me, but Godmore 

undp lebanon - cooperative nursery in Tal abbas Akkar north lebanon

UNDP set up farmers’ cooperative to help increase productivity.

200 Lebanese and Syrian farmers who live in Akkar region benefit from Green Houses cooperatives Nurseries Before this nursery was launched, work was very hard. Wemore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Support to the Lebanese Host Communities Affected by the Syrian Crisis

    The Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP) is developed under the framework of the UNDP response to the impact of the SYrian crisis in Lebanon (Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Program).more 

  • Falling outside the geographic mandate of UNRWA in terms of basic urban services provision and left unattended by local authorities, the 42 Palestinian refugees’ gatherings in Lebanon are considered to be among the most vulnerable.more 

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