December 17, 2014
After four years of generous welcome to families displaced by the Syrian crisis, Lebanon’s Government and people now face a critical test of stability and resilience.
The number of people living in Lebanon has increased by 30 per cent compared to 2011 - including 1.2 million Syrians registered in Lebanon as refugees by UNHCR, 42,000 Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) joining 270,000 Palestine Refugees in Lebanon (PRL), at least 20,000 Lebanese Returnees from Syria and many displaced Syrians present but unregistered. The number of poor living in Lebanon has also risen by nearly two thirds since 2011, to 2.1 million, largely accounted for by the arrival of poor aspects and in partnership with other key Government institutions and humanitarian and stabilization partners.
The LCRP proposes US$ 2.14 billion to respond to priority humanitarian and stabilization needs, of which US$ 210 million has already been secured through multi-year donor commitments. The Plan provides direct humanitarian assistance to 2.2 million highly vulnerable Lebanese, Syrians and Palestinians and invests in services, economies and institutions reaching 2.9 million people in the poorest locations.