UNHCR Lebanon at a glance

Syria’s ongoing war, with 6.7 million people displaced internally, and more than five million displaced in the surrounding region and beyond, has made the Middle East the world’s largest producer and host of forced displacement. More than one million Syrian refugees are in Lebanon, giving it the highest per capita proportion of refugees in the world, and placing enormous pressure on the country and its people. Lebanon is now UNHCR’s largest single-country operation, with five offices countrywide.

UNHCR works closely with the Government of Lebanon and numerous other national and international partners in providing protection and assistance to refugees and stateless persons, as well as to Lebanese communities affected by the crisis.