Food Assistance for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Due to continued fighting in Syria and the decreasing humanitarian access to support the affected population more and more Syrians become IDPs and refugees. Lebanon hosts currently over 445,000 Syrian refugees (registered & awaiting registration) living in host communities – governmental officials estimate more than 1 Mio refugees including non-registered ones.
Due to a high unemployment rate and the recent decrease in wages most of the Syrian refugee families are not able to sufficiently finance their household needs (rent, food, health, electricity, etc.). Coping mechanisms like loans, selling assets, reduction in health expenses, sending children to work, etc. endanger the basic livelihood of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) together with 5 municipalities and local committees are in the process of identifying 2,000 most vulnerable Syrian refugee families and will provide them with complementary food for 5 months (10,000 food parcels).
The overall goal of this project thus is to provide adequate and appropriate complementary food supply for 5 months to most vulnerable 2,000 Syrian refugee families living with host communities in Lebanon in a manner that ensures their survival, prevents erosion of assets and protects their dignity.
The intended results the project wants to achieve are:
1: Planning of a (i) coordinated relief distribution that protects dignity and promotes safety and (ii) procurement of 10,000 standard food parcels in line with LRC and SPHERE standards and in coordination with local municipalities finalized and performed.
2: 10,000 food parcels targeting 2,000 Syrian refugee families living in host communities distributed.
3. Capacity of LRC to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate relief interventions in coordination with relevant stakeholders is increased and mechanism for linking relief and rehabilitation is successfully jointly prepared and communicated.