Lebanon’s unprecedented economic and financial crisis has pushed individuals and families towards extreme vulnerabilities. People can no longer afford basic commodities and services, while the government and private sectors provide basic services. An estimated 2.3 million vulnerable Lebanese, Palestinian refugees and migrants, including 700,000 children, are facing a humanitarian crisis and multiple deprivations.
UNICEF will prioritize ensuring access to basic social services and reducing the risk of families resorting to negative coping strategies by addressing urgent humanitarian needs - through existing inclusive systems, where possible - and by incorporating across its interventions community-based approaches, resilience, gender and inclusion, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.
UNICEF requires US$65.5 million to support vulnerable children and families affected by the complex crises. This includes ensuring nearly 1 million people have access to safe water, and providing social protection assistance for 110,000 people.