Contribution in Support of UNHCR Activities in Lebanon 2016

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Libanon Funding amount: € 3.000.000,00Project start: 01.01.2016End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall goal of the program is to improve conditions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Expected results

Specifically, the program aims to support the refugees with legal counselling, cash assistance, support in the areas of shelter, health, education and water /sanitation, as well as prevention of sexually and gender-based violence. In the health sector, the program aims to enable refugees to access and be able to afford primary health care, mental health services, and life-saving and obstetric care.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The total target group of UNHCR in Lebanon is some 1,5 million refugees who live in 1,750 locations across Lebanon, including: Beirut, Tripoli, Akkar, El Meden, Baabda, Kesrwane, Sahle and Sour. In terms of partners UNHCR is working with the Lebanese Government, other UN Agencies and international and national organizations such as INTERSOS Italy, Terre des Homme Italy, or International Medical Corps to address their needs.

The contribution of EUR 3,000,000 could for instance be used to support UNHCR's activities in secondary health care - including diagnosis and treatment, performed in hospitals -for some 6,700 Syrian refugees, i.e. this contribution would cover an estimated 7% of total requirements in this sector.


UNHCR provides up to 500 USD per patient and health care intervention. These health care interventions are, for instance, deliveries or life-saving interventions for patients with life-threatening diseases. It is expected that similar to 2015, 50% of referrals will be for deliveries and pregnancy-related complications.


With a national population of some 4 million, Lebanon today has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world. Its public services and infrastructure are now under severe strain. Many refugees are living in communities that are among the poorest in the country. In some places, refugees now outnumber the local residents. Refugee needs are innumerable and funding has never been enough to respond to all needs nor to address the negative impact of the Syria crisis, primarily manifested by the refugee presence, on Lebanon. UNHCR and its partners work to respond to the most critical need across all sectors. UNHCR's financial requirements to cover the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, as set out in the 3 RP for Lebanon 2016, amount to USD 453,208,765 for 2016.

project number2694-01/2016
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.