www.solidarites.org

Lebanon

Intervening effectively to address the needs of Syrian refugees and Lebanese populations heavily impacted by an unprecedented political and economic crisis
1.5 million Syrian refugees
90% of thesse refugees suffer from food insecurity
64% of population does not have access to drinkable water services
122.148 people helped

Context

The social, economic and financial collapse in 2019 plunged Lebanon into an extremely severe crisis.

The situation then deteriorated further due to several other factors. The war in Ukraine had a specific impact on Lebanon, which relies heavily on imports for food and agricultural supplies. There were also serious health concerns when a cholera epidemic quickly spread through the country at the end of 2022, triggering acute humanitarian needs.

This downward spiral has affected public services, markets, jobs, education, healthcare and the public service workforce, straining the population’s ability to cope and adapt. Although Syrian refugees are still the most vulnerable people in Lebanon, people affected by the crisis now have greater needs.

  • 5.6 million inhabitants
  • 112th out of 191 countries on the Human Development Index

Our action

  • Mission
    opened in 2013
  • Team 9 international staff
    98 national staff
  • Budget 6.94M€

In 2022, our organization launched its first food security and agriculture project in the Bekaa region. This project aims to support the local agricultural production of the most vulnerable farmers by distributing seeds and providing training. The program seeks to absorb the heavy impact of the country’s economic collapse on the agricultural sector. Since 2020, hyperinflation in Lebanon has forced thousands of small-scale farmers to close their farms and sell their land.

This initiative is planned to be the first in a series of projects, since the situation is likely to remain difficult in the years to come.

Partners

Institutional and private funding partners ECHO, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU Trust Fund, UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA Pooled Fund, CIAA, CDCS, AFD, MADAD
Operating partners NRC, Oxfam, Akkarouna, Medair, French Red Cross, Lebanese Red Cross, ACTED, ACF, GVC

Our impact

Responding to the needs of vulnerable populations following sudden shocks

  • Urban shelter program, in response to the explosion at the Port of Beirut
  • Distribution of water and hygiene kits
  • Response to the cholera epidemic
food security

Providing basic services and improving the ability of vulnerable populations to cope with shocks

  • Training in agriculture
  • Support for agricultural production
  • Rehabilitation of irrigation systems
  • Training in water management
  • WASH rehabilitation
people helped

Building the resilience of communities and systems by strengthening the capacity of local actors to provide public services

  • Coordination and communication with stakeholders
  • Supporting the development of WASH actors

Should you have any questions, please contact Thomas Janny.

Thomas Janny

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