$1 billion received
in support of refugees
Represents one third of appeal
by Lebanon Crisis Response Plan
International contributions to the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) reached $1 billion in the first nine months of 2020 according to the United Nations. It represents just over a third of $2.7 billion of what LCPR had appealed to cover the needs in 2020. An additional $216 million were carried over from funding received in 2019.
Food disbursements reached $273 million, ‘Basic Assistance’ $202 million, social protection $172 million, education $162 million, and healthcare $129 million.
‘Basic Assistance’ consists of strengthening the ability of vulnerable households to meet survival needs. This includes providing in-kind assistance for people affected by seasonal hazards and emergencies, and developing a national social safety net strategy. Around 612,000 individuals benefited from ‘Basic Assistance’ out of 1.1 million targeted. Displaced Syrians accounted for 91 percent beneficiaries, eight percent were Palestinian refugees, and less than one percent was vulnerable Lebanese citizens.
The LCRP is a joint initiative between the Lebanese government and international and national partners that aims to address challenges posed by the large presence of Syrian refugees in the country. It groups over 100 partners including local ministries, international organizations, donor agencies, and international and national NGOs.
Date Posted: Dec 23, 2020