Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • The landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem in Lebanon is still a huge one that threatens the lives and livelihoods of the Lebanese Population.

  • The Lebanese Working Group on Palestinian Refugees, which became later known as the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC), was created in November 2005 by the Council of Ministers, in response to the goal set by the Government of Lebanon (GoL) to improve the living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

  • The UNDP Peace Building Project (2006-2011) addressed the underlying causes of conflict in Lebanon and created “safe spaces” for local identity groups to discuss their concerns openly and enhance mutual understanding of the different “other”.

  • The project is joint with UNHCR. It provides justice/security and human rights components to the main UNDP ongoing programme –Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Programme – and contributes directly to the stabilization efforts. The project supports Ministries of Interior and Justice, as well as municipalities/Unions of municipalities, to deliver better security and legal aid services to the most vulnerable in host communities (both Lebanese and Syrian refugees, with an emphasis on women notably). The projects supports notably the professionalization of municipal police, better service delivery by ISF, and a community security approach in 7 pilot municipalities. It also supports the Ministry of Interior, governorates offices, and ISF to develop their capacities to analyze and prevent risks. Besides, the project works with the Ministry of Justice to develop a legal assistance scheme for vulnerable Lebanese (in pilot municipalities).

  • The Project intends to contribute towards the goals of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a strategy that has been endorsed by the government of the countries that are hosting the Syrian refugees; as such it will also directly contribute to Lebanon Crisis Response Plan is a chapter of the 3RP Plan. UNDP considers the risks of disasters as threats to sustainable development. Therefore, in all its interventions, UNDP puts a great premium upon building resilience of nations and communities; e.g. be it about creating sustainable livelihoods opportunities, reducing risks of environmental shocks, developing mechanisms for peaceful resolution of conflicts or progress towards democratic governance.

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