Lebanon Host Communities Support Programme (LHSP)
The Lebanon Host Communities Support Programme (LHSP) is developed under the framework of the UNDP response to the impact of the Syrian crisis in Lebanon (Lebanon Stabilization and Recovery Programme).
Since 2013, jointly with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), LHSP implements a comprehensive, coordinated, and durable response to the the impact of the Syrian crisis with the aim of increasing stability, building the abilities of host communities, addressing tensions, preventing conflict, and ensuring peaceful co-existence through improving livelihoods and service provision.
LHSP targets the poorest communities with a higher risk of tension and conflict based on the number of Syrian refugees per capita. Through the Maps of Risks and Resources methodology (MRR), which is a participatory, conflict-sensitive methodology that engages and trains communities (municipalities, sector representatives, community stakeholders) on planning and responding in a crisis context, LHSP identifies interventions that alleviate the stress resulting from the crisis within the municipalities.
LHSP is fully integrated in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) 2017 - 2020.
Through the projects implemented, LHSP has:
- Increased livelihood and economic opportunities especially for youth and women
- Strengthened the capacity of local actors in the delivery of basic services
- Improved local-level dispute resolution and community security
- Strengthened the capacity of the Government of Lebanon to respond to the influx of displaced Syrians
By the end of 2017, LHSP has implemented around 474 projects, targeting152 of the most vulnerable localities in the South, Nabatiyeh, Akkar, Baalbek-Hermel, Bekaa, and Mount Lebanon Governorates.
Over 1 million Lebanese
Over 500,000 Syrians
Donor Contribution to LHSP
|2013||Contribution in USD|
|2016-2019||New Agreements USD|
(Published December 2017)