Announcement of support towards Host communities and Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

Aug 5, 2014

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Beirut is announcing the donation of around $4.5 million from its Emergency Response Fund (ERF) targeting refugees from Syria and host communities in Lebanon during a press conference which will take place on Wednesday August 6 2014 at the Ministry of Energy and Water - Corniche El Nahr at 12 pm.

H.E Mr. Arthur Nazarian Minister of Energy & Water and Mr. Ross Mountain UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon will attend the press conference.

Seventeen projects will be carried out to provide immediate assistance such as water trucking, jerry can distribution and hygiene promotions and also medium term aid such as installation of pipes and pumps and rehabilitation of water supply schemes for the areas affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon. These projects will benefit around 412,500 Lebanese citizens in host communities distributed in the North, Bekaa and South Lebanon in addition to around 201,508 Refugees from Syria and around 33,045 Palestinian Refugees already located in Lebanon.

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilized and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. The ERF in Lebanon has played a crucial role in funding life-saving and urgent humanitarian needs, injecting money into prioritized but also underfunded sectors.

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