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Seeking $2.75 billion
in humanitarian assistance
UN, Cabinet launch international appeal
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The government and its national and international partners are appealing for $2.75 billion to provide critical humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Syrian crisis, as well as for investing in Lebanon’s public infrastructure, services, and local economy.

The Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) brings together more than 112 partner organizations to assist over 2.8 million crisis-affected people living in Lebanon. It aims to provide protection and immediate relief assistance to 1.9 million Syrian refugees, vulnerable Lebanese and Palestine refugees. LCRP is intended to deliver basic services to 2.5 million people, and mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon’s infrastructure, economy and public institutions.

Since 2011, $8.8 billion has been received in support of the LCRP. The assistance made possible by donor contributions and implemented by humanitarian, government and development partners, has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of families.

In 2020, 350,000 people were able to access safe water and 929,000 received food assistance. Nearly 967,000 subsidized primary healthcare consultations were provided thanks to LCRP-funded projects. More than 400,000 children – both Syrian and Lebanese – were enrolled in schools and 100,000 individuals were able to access legal aid and life-saving services against sexual and gender-based violence. In parallel, support under the LCRP to public institutions exceeded $245 million in 2019.

“The concerted response by the government, international partners, and Lebanese civil society prevented a sharp decline in socio-economic vulnerability levels for displaced Syrians between 2015 and 2019,” read a joint statement of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the United Nations.
Date Posted: Mar 16, 2021
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