United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees Lebanon (UNHCR Lebanon)
UNHCR has worked in Lebanon for 50 years. The Office has both country and regional responsibilities. Prior the arrival of Syrian refugees in the spring of 2011, the Office was directed primarily at protecting and assisting some 10,000 refugees and asylum-seekers, most of whom were from Iraq. Since then, in addition to its Beirut Office, UNHCR has established a presence in the North and the Bekaa to protect and respond to the needs of displaced Syrians in Lebanon. Working alongside the government of Lebanon, notably the High Relief Commission, the Ministry of Social Affairs and municipalities, UNHCR has worked to ensure a consolidated and coordinated inter-agency response, engaging fellow UN agencies and local and international non-governmental partners.
UNHCR teams in the north and the Bekaa, with support from the Beirut Office, work with over 30 partner staff on the ground to receive refugees, assess needs, and meet protection, food, shelter, education, health and psycho-social needs. The coordinated response is one that also seeks to support host families and communities who have opened their doors to refugees since the beginning of the influx. The Office has invested in strengthening the capacities of the Government, local partners, and the local community through technical and material support and the establishment of local projects to benefit refugees and hosting communities.
Ramlet El-Baida - Beirut Dr.Philippe Hitti Street P.O. Box 11-7332
UNHCR organized a two days workshop in Erbil on the 13th and 14th of October. The objectives of this workshop were to:
â€¢ Strengthen public health sector coordination mechanism for Syrian refugee response
â€¢ Establish a reporting system
â€¢ Review the mapping of health, nutrition activities for 2013
â€¢ Share UNHCR guidelines and policies
The report provides information on all the efforts exerted, during the week from 9 to 15 April 2013, by UNHCR and its partners to assist Syrian refugees. Results achieved in the fields of protection, health care, education, community services and psycho-social support are detailed in the report.