Well prepared Red Cross/Red Crescent societies for disaster response: Palestine Red Crescent Society

Well prepared Red Cross/Red Crescent societies for disaster response: Palestine Red Crescent Society

Country:Lebanon
Progress:Implementation
People reached:
Budget:€ 550.000
Duration:30-04-2016 – 29-04-2020

Why
PRCS/L is providing secondary health services for Palestine and Syrian refugees, Lebanese and more. The project will aim to reduce the effect of the disaster when happened. Establishing one system for all branches (camps) inside Lebanon. The risk in the Palestinian camps is very high so the needs in all camps are big too. For that reason to improve the response preparedness are needed in all regions (in all camps).
Lebanon suffers from armed conflicts, landslides, floods, droughts, forest fires, population pressure (due to Syrian refugees). LRCS is a relative strong NS, with experience in RP, teams trained and dedicated to DM and response, and connections with other stakeholders. RPII can build on the experiences and groundwork of RP in the country and complements and/or connects well with activities by other PNS’. Moreover, it can informally support PRCS\L in strengthening response capacity of this small NS with access to a specific vulnerable group (Palestinians in Lebanese refugee camps) and no official acknowledgement by the GoL. PRCS\L thus has little financial and operational support from other donors, but the impact of basic RP activities can be high. PRCS\L was also part of RP. 12 Palestinian refugee camps and nearby settlements (HQ Akka, North Area, South area, bekaa area, eirut area)
What
RP-II aims at 1. Functioning contingency plans for selected areas. 2. Sufficient DM staff and volunteers are trained and available for response. 3. Adequate response infrastructure. 4. strong network to provide and improve its emergency response. 5. Adopted innovative response mechanisms (eg. FbF, CTP). 6. built and maintained a well-functioning system (support and information management) to enable core RP activities.
Who
Capacity building and training is offered to staff personel of PRCS/L on HQ and branche level to assist Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
Disastertype:Armed conflictDroughtFloodLandslideWildfire
Donor:The Netherlands Red CrossMinisterie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BuZa)

Implementing partners:The Palestine Red Crescent Society

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