Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
This report places the spotlight on children, hearing from them the biggest challenges they face each day. We visited with 100 Syrian children, aged 7-13 in Central and West Bekaa. Through focus group discussions with 60 children and key informant interviews with 40 children and 12 households, we heard their stories. We asked questions and we listened. The information contained in the following pages captures their experiences. We have changed the names of the children quoted, as requested by their parents.
The purpose of the needs assessment conducted in the Bekaa area is to identify the needs of Syrian refugees (SR), in terms of food, non food items (NFIs), shelter, water and education. This assessment also aims at uncovering the specific and most urgent needs of SR regarding the upcoming winter.
This Regional Analysis of the Syria Conflict (RAS) seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region and provide holistic analysis of the overall Syria crisis. While Part I focuses on the situation within Syria, Part II covers the impact of the crisis on the neighbouring countries. The Syria Needs Analysis Project welcomes all information that could complement this report.
Severe weather struck the country this week, affecting Syrian refugees sheltered in the mountain region of Bekaa. Heavy rains and snowfall have flooded some settlements, and a number of refugee families were forced to seek shelter elsewhere. Reports on 9 January indicate that snow is continuing to fall, with most UNICEF partners facing increased access challenges as a result. In spite of these conditions, UNICEF is assessing the situation of refugee settlements in Zahle, in coordination with UNHCR.
Disability & Vulnerability Focal Point (DVFP) have been developed based on the observation that one of the greatest difficulties following a crisis is not only to identify and to access to vulnerable people including people with disabilities, but also to accompany them without “losing” during the entire time of the emergency.
The objective of the project is to improve the housing conditions of the most vulnerable people affected by the Syrian crisis and to reduce their vulnerability to face the winter season.
The average number of assisted families during the a/m period is 46% of the overall number of families reportedly arrived to DRC North Lebanon operational area (Akkar region). Notably, DRC almost doubled its response capacity in November and December 2012 due to the allocation of additional resources (human and logistics).
The average number of assisted families during the a/m period is 35% of the overall number of families reportedly arrived to DRC Bekaa operational area. Notably, DRC almost doubled its response capacity in December 2012 vis a vis the number of new arrivals due to the allocation of additional resources