DRC has been operating in Lebanon since September 2004 supporting migrant workers, refugees and Internally Displaced People following the 2006 Lebanon War.
Lebanon has one of the world’s highest numbers of registered refugees per capita with over 30 per cent of the small country’s population being a refugee. The current number of registered Syrian refugees stands at 1,069,111 (as of January, 2016), which does not include non-registered Syrian refugees.
The convergence of negative factors such as increased poverty, depletion of resources, some reduction in aid, in addition to a disproportionate socio-economic and demographic impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon, are leading to increased vulnerability for displacement affected populations in Lebanon. Resources from the country and patience from the host population are increasingly under strain.
DRC Lebanon focuses its programming on three primary axes: Integrated Emergency Response; Solutions to Displacement; and Resilience and Stability.
In alignment with LCRP (Lebanese Crisis Response Plan) and in close coordination and cooperation with other international and national stakeholders, DRC Lebanon works to meet the needs and rights of the refugee and host populations in their protracted displacement context.
DRC Lebanon operates its activities in areas heavily populated with refugees, namely the Bekaa Valley, North Lebanon (Tripoli-T5, Akkar) and South Lebanon (Tyr and Saida Governorates).