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Food safety and humanitarian aid to populations affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

The number of refugees in Lebanon is growing rapidly, but the volume of aid and support in the region is decreasing, especially due to the fact that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other international agencies, such as the World Food Programme (WFP), have limited funds. There is a significant demand for goods satisfying basic needs, such as food and hygiene measures.

According to the UNHCR data, Lebanon has received 1.1 million refugees since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. Taking into account non-registered people, it can be assumed that 1.5 million Syrian refugees have arrived to this country. It is one of the largest centres of refugees in the world. These people live among the local population and are not confined to living in refugee camps. 52% of the refugees are unable to satisfy their basic needs and their main source of sustenance is food aid.

Limited funds also have an impact on the host community who strongly feels the burden of the ongoing conflict. The international aid is essential for Lebanon to respond to the humanitarian crisis and meet the needs of the poorest Lebanese. It is estimated that about 404 000 Lebanese (approx. 10% of the population) live below the extreme poverty line.

Food safety and humanitarian aid to populations affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

The project implemented in Lebanon is addressed to the most needy Lebanese and refugees from Syria. The aim of the project is to provide food security and hygiene measures for a period of six months. The project involves the distribution of food vouchers throughout Lebanon. 375 households (approx. 1 725 people) will participate in the aid. Hygiene measures will also be distributed among this group.