Lebanon Host Communities Support Project (LHSP)


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).

Joinlty with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA), LHSP implements since 2013 a comprehensive coordinated and durable response, for increasing stability and buidling the ability of the communities affected by the Syrian crisis to address tensions, prevent conflict and ensure peaceful co-existence to the effect of the crisis, through improving livelihood and services provision.

LHSP targets the poorest communities with the higher risk of tension and conflict due to the number of Syrian refugees and ratio between them and the Lebanese population, supporting their response to the crisis through full coordination with local authorities, and in collaboration with concerned line ministries.

Achievements & Expected Results

LHSP supports the implementation of projects that:

- Increase and improve the delivery of basic services at community level
- Improve the ability of vulnerable groups, especially women and youth to cope with and recover from economic crisis through livelihood and local economic opportunities (such as job creation, micro-small-meduim enterprises development)
- Improve the capacities of municipalities in the response to the crisis among their comunity, promoting conflict management


Donors Amount
Ecuador 500,000 USD
Monaco 67,934 USD
European Union
1,600,000 USD
8,333,333 USD
Japan 773,500 USD
Germany (LRF/ Lebanon Recovery Fund)                                                2,849,883 USD
UNHCR 676,630 USD
Italy 1,407,056 USD
500,000 USD
Kuwait 297,000 USD
United States 
261,000 USD
Mexico 1,000,000 USD
DANIDA 2,448,711 USD
Waldensian Church
650,000 USD
Total 21,365,047 USD
Project duration
01 December 2012 – 30 December 2014
Relevant News
$ 1.7 Billion Appeal to Assist Spiraling Number of Refugees from Syria and Affected People in Lebanon

The Government of Lebanon (GoL), the United Nations and its humanitarian partners issued a fifth revised appeal for Lebanon today for over US$ 1.7 billion, including US$ 450 million presented by the GoL for direct support to national institutions and essential public services.

Media field visit to Lebanese communities hosting Syrian refugees in North of Lebanon

UNDP organized a field visit to Wadi khaled on Saturday May 18th, in order for the media to get better acquainted with the projects implemented in that area in regards to the “Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme” and “Strengthening Civil Peace” project.

Launching of the "Lebanese Host Communities Support Programme”

This initiative aims at supporting Lebanese host communities struggling to cope with the tremendous additional burden in an already harsh socio-economic environment.