North (Tripoli and Qobayat)

At the onset of the Syrian emergency, refugees fled Syria through Lebanon’s northern borders, namely Abboudiyeh, Arida and Boqayaa borders, settling first in Akkar governorate, where relief efforts were initially focused.

Many refugees proceeded to move south to arrive in the North Governorate dispersing throughout the capital city Tripoli and its five adjacent districts: Batroun, Bcharre, Koura, Minnieh – Dennieh and Zgharta – commonly referred to as T5.

“As of 31 December 2023, there are 220,931 registered Syrian refugees, 121,398 of them residing in T5, while the remaining 99,533 refugees reside in the Akkar Governorate. The majority of refugees live in very challenging urban and semi-urban contexts, with a fewer percentage residing in informal settlements.”

The UNHCR Sub-Office in Tripoli and the Field unit in Qobayat work with more than 96 operational partners across different sectors, and have agreements with eight partners through which projects and programmes are implemented. UNHCR in Northern Lebanon has a network of 295 outreach volunteers, who are specialized in public health, community health, education, and child protection.



UNHCR North Lebanon Sub-Office

Rachid Karami International Fair,

Tripoli, Lebanon