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Relief Project for Refugees from Syria

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The Relief Phase of Syrian & Palestinian Syrian Refugee families in Lebanon upon the Syrian crisis since August 2012

The volatile situation in Syria has led to an increase in the number of Palestine refugees fleeing to Lebanon, now approximately 57,000 individuals (7 June 2013). In Lebanon, Palestine refugees from Syria are dispersed in Saida (30 per cent), northern Lebanon (15 per cent), Beqa’a (23 per cent), central Lebanon Area (17 per cent) and Tyre (15 per cent). Especially since Yarmouk camp, Syria’s biggest Palestinian refugee camp, became battle ground for the two groups in December 2012, there has been a large increase in Palestinians fleeing Syria. So far, Palestine refugees, and the PLO, have taken a neutral political stance and are not partaking in the fighting.relief11

 

The majority of Palestine Refugees from Syria (PRS) seek refuge in the existing Palestinian refugee camps and/ or gatherings in Lebanon. Most are being hosted by host families, around 70-80% according to ON’s partners, though UNRWA is estimating it around 50-60%. The local capacity of local communities to host more refugees is becoming exhausted. Shelter is the main problem as 3-5 families share a small space (10-20 people) with minimal facilities. Issues of privacy have been raised by both men and women. Women that are staying in an old school in Ein El Hilweh camp say that they are staying in the same space with 30 families and they only have two bathrooms.

 

They further have to share one kitchen with all families. Other families stay in garages, storage room, unfinished buildings, etc. that are not suitable living spaces. Some Syrian families are also staying in the Palestinian camps and gatherings, though the exact numbers are unclear. Oxfam Novib’s partner PARD is active in the South and Beirut gatherings and has counted 947 Syrian families in these geographical areas (01 March 2013).  

People with specific vulnerabilities such as chronically ill, wounded, (pregnant) women and the elderly, people with disabilities and children need specific attention.

It is expected the situation inside Syria will not change soon and that the humanitarian needs will grow.

 

PARD decided to get involved in the relief operation for those refugee families in July 2012. At the beginning, PARD took the following actions:

  1. The team of PARD conducted a new rapid needs assessment to define the basic needs of those families.
  2. The team of PARD visited all the refugees in the targeted areas (Beirut & the South) for new statistics regularly.
  3. The team of PARD contacted certain donors to obtain support for implementing relief projects for the welfare of the targeted refugees.ad11

 

The beneficiaries stated their problems and numerated their needs which were recorded in the needs assessment report. The priority needs requested by the people included:

-          Primary health care (through clinics and first aid services)

-          Food items support

-          Non food items support

-          WASH activities and Health Education (on health subjects related to personal and general hygiene, scabies, head lice, water pollution, food preservation, measles, breastfeeding, and nutrition)

-          Shelter rehabilitation and building

 

During the years 2013- 2014, PARD implemented the following projects for the benefit of both Syrian and Palestinian Refugees from Syria:

 

Donor

Type of Relief Project

Location

Duration

of project

Oxfam Novib

Blankets

Hygiene kits

Medication

Health Education

South

Beirut

Jan- Mar 2013

Oxfam Novib

Food kits

Hygiene kits

WASH activities

Medicines

Beirut

 

April- June 2013

IRISH Aid

Oxfam Novib

Food kits

Hygiene kits

South gatherings

2013

Oxfam Novib

WASH

Baby kit

Beirut

South

Jul- Sept 2013

OCHA

Oxfam Novib

WASH

Construction of latrines & rooms

Health Promotion

South gatherings

Sikkeh

2013- 2014

CFGB

MCC

Food Hygiene

Baby Nutrient

Beirut

South

June- Nov 2013

MCC

KG for Refugees from Syria

Beirut

2013-June 2014

Hygiene kits 2260

Beirut

South

January 2013

Blankets 3625

Beirut

South

January 2013

School kits with notebooks 6160

South

Beirut

School kits without notebooks 5800

South

South

Used clothing (286 bales)

Beirut

South

Infant care kits (62 bales)

South gatherings

Used shoes 4500

South gatherings

CIDA

MCC

Improvement of shelters for refugees

South gatherings

2013-2014

UNDP- Habitat

 

Implemented by UNDP

(funds not received by PARD)

WATSAN

Tawari

Sikkeh

Baraksat 

Bustan Al Quds

2013

Rehab of sewage Network

Jabal El Halib

Hay El Sohoun

Seerob gathering

2013

Rehab of water system

Ein El Helweh

2013

Rehab of sewage network

Hamchari gathering

Mieh Mieh

2013

WATSAN

Shabriha

Burghuliyeh

2013

WATSAN

Baysarieh

2013

Installation of sewage network

Qasmiyeh

Burj Rahhal town

2013

Rehab of road networks

Kharayeb

Itaniyeh

Jim Jeem

Wasta

Kfarbadda

2013

UN- Habitat

Construction of 18 rooms

Water & chlorination pumps

Solar panels

Chlorine- Insecticides- Rodenticides- Tools

South

Nov 2013- Mar 2014

UNDP

Clinic of Sikkeh

Empowerment of Popular, women & youth committees

Sikkeh

Adjacent area of Saida

2013- 2014

Care International

France

WATSAN

Hygiene kits

Baby kits

Beirut

July- Oct 2013

Health Promotion

Beirut

2013- 2014

Asfari

Food kits

Clinics

Beirut

2013

Relief International

Japan

Hygiene kits

Health promotion

Beirut

2013

NPA

Child kit (1-3 years old)

Zahrani- Aqbiyeh

January 2013

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