The aim of the programmme is to support Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) in its intervention lessening the impact of the crisis on vulnerable communities (Syrian and host Lebanese) in remote areas near the Syrian borders and in the areas where the unregistered Syrian population reside in higher numbers, such as Tripoli and Beqaa Valley. Military conflicts and refugee influx in these areas are putting lot of pressure on LRC EMS stations and DMU branches. Frequent security skirmishes and military search operations are the norm. The relief activities will be targeting 1100 families living in informal tented settlements (ITS) in Akkar area near the Lebanon-Syrian northern border. These families have no direct access to the food market, in fact they are caught between Lebanese communities to the south and the Syrian border to the north. Cash Transfer Programming is not a modality that can be accessed by these communities. Therefore, NLRC and Swiss RC will be supporting the distribution of food parcels. The support from NLRC would cover monthly food distributions for 1100 HH for 24 months in Akkar. The support from NLRC further supports ambulance stations and blood transfusion centres run by LRC.