Contribution to UNHCR's RRP for Lebanon 2015/16

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Libanon Funding amount: € 824.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2015 End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall aim of the UNHCR program in Lebanon is to improve the conditions for persons displaced from Syria by providing vital protection as well as access to humanitarian assistance and support services.

Expected results

UNHCR aims to ensure and to improve support in the following areas:

Protection (e.g. through legal counselling, community outreach, child protection); Basic Assistance (e.g. through cash assistance, fuel vouchers); Shelter (through provision of shelter materials and maintenance tool kits to winter-proof sub-standard buildings); Water and Sanitation (e.g. by installing water wells or boreholes to and providing water to both Lebanese communities and Syrian refugees or disposal of latrine sludge); and Health (UNHCR supports primary health care consultations, addressing issues of child health, antenatal and chronic disease care as well as life-saving and obstetric care and financially supports Ministry of Public Health staff at primary health care centres, including nurses and midwifes).


Target group / Beneficiaries

The activities carried out by UNHCR benefit some 1.08 million Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR, as of 30 September 2015. They are living in over 1,750 locations across Lebanon. UNHCR is working with the Lebanese government, UN agencies and international and national organisations to address their needs.

A contribution from the Austrian government of EUR 824,000 could for instance support UNHCR’s activities for life-saving hospital care interventions (emergency and obstetric care) for some 1,780 Syrian refugees in Lebanon; on average, UNHCR is able to cover the amount of 500 USD per life-saving hospital intervention. Continued support to cover the costs of such treatment is essential to ensure the most vulnerable are not at increased risk of mortality.


UNHCR’s financial requirements to cover the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, as set out in the Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan for Lebanon 2015/2016, have amounted to just over USD 471 million for 2015.

Upon the instruction of the Government of

Lebanon (GOL), registration has remained suspended towards the end of 2015. Syrians approaching UNHCR for protection

and assistance are counseled about the suspension of

registration, and have their basic bio-data and vulnerabilities

assessed so that their critical needs can be addressed by


project number 2694-08/2015
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied 0
modality Contributions 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.