Strengthening the Long-Term Resilience of Sub-national Authorities in countries affected by the Syrian Crisis

The impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon is reaching a scale unprecedented in the history of complex, displacement-driven emergencies. In April 2012, 32,800 Syrian refugees were registered or awaiting registration with UNHCR; by January 2018, this figure stands around under one million refugees. When taking into account the Palestinian refugees, this represents an increase equal to over 25% of the total Lebanese pre-crisis population, placing Lebanon first worldwide in terms of the number of refugees per capital.

The main objective is to strengthen the long-term resilience of targeted subnational authorities and their host/refugee populations in countries affected by the Syrian Crisis. The project will be implemented under three outcomes:

  • Subnational authorities have enhanced capacities to engage in holistic, area-based planning and consider different scenarios that respond to the needs of host, refugee, and IDP populations.
  • Service delivery is increasingly responsive and generates greater social stability outcomes based on the needs of host, refugee, and IDP populations.
  • Subnational authorities are empowered to facilitate local economic development and have better access to municipal investment that benefits the extension of safe public services and economic opportunities for host, refugee, and IDP populations.
17th July 2019
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