The goal of this project is the provission of emergency assistance to Syrian refugees and vulnerable Libanese host communities. The humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic is desastrous. Because of the conflict a large part of the population is uprooted and internally displaced. Since 2011 many Syrians crossed the border to Libanon. Even though it has become difficult to cross the border recently, refugee numbers are still growing. Aproximately 1,5 million people fled Syria to stay registered or unregistered in Libanon. Assistence is directed towards refugees and host communities in Akkar, Tripoli, Hermel, Baalbeck, Kob Elias, Zahle, Rachaya, Mount Lebanon, Hasbaya, Beit Jbeil and Tyre.
The project offers Emergency Medical Services, upgrades the blood bank into a Blood Transfer Center according to new required health standards, provides food and non-relief items, provides additional support through LCRS Conditional Cash Transfer Program, support to the Disaster Management Unit and enhances capacity of Libanese Red Cross branches in affected areas.
Through this project the Libanese Red Cross offers assistence to 42,000 persons a year. The targeted group will be Syrian refugees, but also Palestines who fled Syria and Lebanese nationals who used to live in Syria.