Mount Lebanon (Beirut)

The Governorates of Beirut and Mount Lebanon are considered the heart of Lebanon’s social, economic, political, and cultural activities. Beirut is predominantly urban, while Mount Lebanon has urban and rural areas.  Administratively, Mount Lebanon is divided into six districts, namely Aley, Baabda, Chouf, Jbeil, Keserwan, and Metn.

The local population in Beirut and Mount Lebanon is estimated to be around two million persons. As of 31 December 2023, the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Governorates host 174, 290 registered Syrian refugees. Additionally, there are 9,109 refugees and asylum-seekers from other countries, mainly from Iraq and Sudan.

UNHCR’s office in Mount Lebanon has agreements with six partners that implement projects (Caritas Lebanon, Makhzoumi Foundation, Amel Association, Restart Center, Medair, and INTERSOS), and a network of 152 refugee and Lebanese outreach volunteers to assist families living throughout the area that spans 6 districts (62 cadasters in Beirut and Mount Lebanon).



UNHCR S&K building
Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock St.
Beirut, Lebanon

Mount Lebanon (Beirut) – UNHCR Lebanon