Now in its fourth year, the crisis in neighbouring Syria has seen 1,167,982 refugees displaced into Lebanon. With a Government policy of restricting the establishment of formal refugee camps, displaced populations have taken up residence in over 1,700 host communities since the start of the crisis. This prolonged displacement has placed a significant strain on basic services, and competition over access to affordable housing and livelihood opportunities have intensified; threatening to push an already relatively vulnerable Lebanese population into more acute poverty.
In this context, REACH was first deployed to Lebanon in May 2013. Since then, REACH has implemented a range of data collection & analysis interventions to facilitate evidence based humanitarian planning at the strategic, sector, and operational levels.
- At the strategic level, REACH has partnered with OCHA and UNICEF to conduct a country-wide community level vulnerability assessment to inform the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP); with WFP to provide data collection support to the Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees for beneficiary targeting; and with SNAP (Syria Needs Analysis Project) to implement phase 1 of the interagency Multi Sector Needs Assessment, a consolidation and in-depth analysis of assessments conducted in Lebanon to date.
- At the sector level, REACH has worked with FAO to conduct a food security and livelihoods assessment of Lebanese host communities to inform the sector response; and with UNHCR to provide an analysis of the situation of out of school Syrian Refugee children designed to contribute towards the development of “back to school” interventions.
- At the operational level, REACH partnered with UNHCR to establish an Information Management (IM) Hub in Akkar, which provided support to operational level coordination structures through the provision of primary and secondary data collection, processing, and analysis capacity. In 2014, primary data collection conducted through the Akkar IM Hub covered education, social cohesion, informal settlements, maternal health, WASH, and livelihoods. In addition, REACH worked with international and national stakeholders to collect, collate, and analyse existing secondary data to develop a series of interagency IM products and identify information gaps to inform sector / inter sector primary data collection priorities.
- Defining community-level vulnerabilities in Lebanon October 2, 2015
- Assessing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene needs of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon February 3, 2015
- Defining community-level vulnerabilities in Lebanon September 2014-February 2015
- WASH Assessment of Syrian Refugee Households in Akkar Governorate December 2014
- Livelihoods Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Akkar Governorate December 2014
Lebanon Cash Consortium, All LCC Referrals, April 2016
All ongoing EU interventions in Lebanon, February 2016