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$2.7 billion sought for refugee crisis response
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The government has requested $2.68 billion to carry out projects under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) for 2018.

The LCRP, targeted at Syrian refugees and local host communities, is divided into ten sectors: Social stability (conflict resolution), protection (children and family issues), water, health, basic assistance (mainly the distribution of cash), energy, food security, shelter, education, and livelihood (employment).

The largest appeal was made for basic assistance ($542 million), followed by food security ($507 million).

According to the updated LCRP 2017-2020 report, Lebanon received $1.18 billion in 2017, representing 43 percent of the total sought.

Since 2011, the country has received a total of $6.075 billion from UN agencies, donor countries, and NGOs. This represents 55 percent of total appeals.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini signaled to the growing donor fatigue. The report shows that donor support was at its peak in 2015, and has started to fall in the last two years.

He said: “The LCRP [in 2018] focuses on integrated and innovative humanitarian and stabilization interventions. It brings lifesaving assistance to families, while supporting the delivery of public services all over Lebanon.”

Source: LCRP 2017-2020 (2018 update)
Reported by Yassmine Alieh
Date Posted: Feb 07, 2018
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