Introduction: the challenges of an unprecedented refugee crisis in Lebanon
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
According to UNHCR, “over 2 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, making this one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history with no end yet in sight. The refugee population in the region could reach over 4 million by the end of 2014”.
A Syrian refugee, when asked how Lebanon was treating him, lamented and said:
Water and sanitation activities (water vouchers, water tanks, water filters, showers, waste-water disposal, toilets, sewage disposal, hygiene promotion) in tented settlements.
Child Friendly Spaces are being implemented for Syrian and Lebanese children based on a World Vision model and contextualised to the current context and in line with the Child Protection in Emergencies Working Group.
Accelerated Learning Programmes for 'out of school' children and where appropriate rehabilitation of classroom facilities.