The Governance and Community Action Programme (GCAP) aims to empower vulnerable municipalities and communities to mitigate conflict caused by resource tensions exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis. GCAP targets municipalities in the region of Miniyeh-Dannieh in North Lebanon as it is one of the most deprived localities, with a high ratio of Syrian refugees per Lebanese residents. Three of the six target municipalities have ratios over the national average of 33% Syrians, with Aassoun being the highest where half of the population is Syrian.
Syrian Refugee crisis
The population shift from Syria, as a result of the Syrian Crisis, is causing enormous pressure on host communities and exacerbating instability factors. In an in-depth assessments in 12 vulnerable municipalities in Lebanon, Mercy Corps found that 71% of the surveyed host community indicated that conditions have worsened in their municipalities. As such, with socio-economic conditions in the country continue to decline and political instability rises, it is projected that there will be an increased risk of intolerance and withdrawal of host community assistance to refugees.
The objective of the Civil Society Review is to bring civil society practitioners, experts, activists, and researchers together to develop knowledge, as well as to innovate new tools and practices so as to strengthen Lebanon’s civil society and its voice. The Civil Society Review produces evidence-based research and analysis and disseminates findings and recommendations to promote civic engagement, shape policies, and stimulate debate within civil society spheres in Lebanon.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is pleased to share with you the report: “Responding to the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon: Recovery Framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum, Akkar”, March 2014. SDC facilitated a process to shed light on the impact of the Syria crisis at the national level but also on the local level. The formulation of a recovery framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum is a process that can be replicated for other affected regions of Lebanon.
In response to the Syrian Refugee crisis unfolding in Lebanon, World Vision Lebanon (WVL) conducted an in depth needs assessment in the South Governorate of Lebanon, districts of Saida and Tyr. This assessment focused on understanding the urgent needs of Syrian refugees in terms of food, education, basic non-food items, shelter and wash, priority community issues and overall livelihood needs for refugees residing in these districts.