Support to the UNRWA Early Recovery and Camp Improvement Programme in Lebanon



Contract partner: UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works AgencyCountry: Libanon Funding amount: € 300.000,00Project start: 01.03.2007End: 30.04.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal


One project component seeks to expand the social service programs at Beddawi camp. In 1991, UNRWA converted a former Health Center in this camp into a Women's Program Center in order to provide women with activities to enhance their skills for employment and improve their social and economic situation. Because the condition of the compound has deteriorated beyond repair, UNRWA intends to demolish the existing building and construct a community center consisting of two floors which will include facilities for the women's program, specialized services for persons with disabilities (including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and special education), one multi-purpose hall and a public library.


A second project component will center around the reactivation of totally destroyed businesses of 40 Palestinian entrepreneurs. Under the Early Recovery Program (ERP) in Lebanon, the "Reactivation of Small Businesses for Palestine Entrepreneurs" project was implemented whereby UNRWA has already assisted 30 entrepreneurs who lost their working capital, machines and equipment during last summer's conflict in Lebanon. The number of applications, however, far exceeded available resources. Therefore, UNRWA seeks to offer this assistance to an expanded number of entrepreneurs whose business premises were totally destroyed during the recent conflict.

The project will enable reactivation of these businesses in a sustainable manner. Beneficiaries include approximately 40 businesses situated in the areas of Central Lebanon (Dahyeh) and Southern Lebanon (Tyre). The targeted businesses are in the service sector including barbers, clothing, cosmetics, curtains, wholesale grocery stores, and home utensils. There are also small industries including iron working, sewing and electronics repair.

project number2450-04/2007
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Maßnahmen zum Wiederaufbau und Rehabilitierung nach Katastrophen
tied
modality
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