Lebanon faces its worst socioeconomic crisis in decades. It hosts the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide.
The Government estimates 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 13,715 refugees of other nationalities. 90% of Syrian refugees are living in extreme poverty. The highest concentration of refugees is found in the Bekaa region.
UNHCR Lebanon supports both Lebanese communities and refugees. UNHCR coordinates the protection response for all refugees in Lebanon with the Government, UN agencies, and local and international partners, including registration; protection/border monitoring and advocacy; legal aid; civil documentation; psychosocial support; child protection; prevention and response to gender-based violence; and resettlement to third countries.
Through the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan, UNHCR and partners respond to the ongoing impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon, including ensuring protection and providing immediate assistance to people with specific needs, service provision through national systems, and reinforcing Lebanon’s economic, social and environmental stability.
For information about our work in Lebanon:
Visit the UNHCR Lebanon website for more information on our work in the area and the latest local news and stories.
For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Lebanon, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal
For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld