This operational guidance note is anchored on the principles of universal health care for all persons of concern fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria and in need of international protection in Lebanon.
UNFPA’s humanitarian response covers displaced Syrians, displaced Palestinians, and Lebanese communities as many refugees are living with host families in the poorest areas of the country.
This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is an update of the June RAS and 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.
UNHCR’s Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) is committed to the systematic examination and assessment of UNHCR policies, programmes, projects and practices. PDES also promotes rigorous research on issues related to the work of UNHCR and encourages an active exchange of ideas and information between humanitarian practitioners, policymakers and the research community.
The number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon has more than quadrupled over the past six months. On January 1, 2013 Lebanon was hosting some 130,000 refugees; today that figure stands at more than 600,000. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that by the end of 2013 more than 1 million Syrians will have registered as refugees in Lebanon. In a country of approximately four million, this massive population influx, the majority of which has settled in Lebanon’s poorest regions, will increasingly strain the country’s resources, including its health care system.
This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is a light version updating the July RAS and provides information on key developments during the month of August while continuing to highlight the priority concerns.
The next full version of the RAS will be published at the end of September.
The RAS seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region and provide holistic analysis of the overall Syria crisis. The Syria Needs Analysis Project welcomes all information that could complement this report.