South (Tyre)


UNHCR’s Field Office in Tyre (FO Tyre) was established in April 2013 to provide immediate and direct protection and assistance in response to the mass influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, and particularly South Lebanon.

FO Tyre is responsible for UNHCR’s operations in South Lebanon, which administratively covers the South Governorate (including Tyre, Jezzine and Saida Districts) and Nabatieh Governorate (including Bent Jbeil, Hasbaya, Marjaayoun and Nabatieh Districts). The area of operation spans over 3,000km2, nearly 30% of the total size of Lebanon. There are 264 municipalities, almost 25% of the total number of municipalities in Lebanon, along with 12 unions of municipalities. The South Governorate is also host to the highest concentration of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, with five out of twelve official Palestinian refugee camps located around Saida and Tyre, and three within the UNIFIL Area of Operation.

As of December 2023, 86,879 Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in South Lebanon, and an additional 1,262 refugees and asylum-seekers originating from 25 other countries including Iraq, Sudan and Ethiopia.

FO Tyre works with nine operational partners and has project agreements with four partners to implement protection and assistance activities for refugees in the areas of Basic Assistance, Education, Protection, Public Health and Shelter. Since October 2023, FO Tyre is also providing assistance to a displaced cross population affected by the cross-border bombardments in the south of Lebanon.


El Rozz Building, Burj al Chamali-Tyre District,

Tyre-Naqoura Highway, facing Byblos Bank & Lebanese Italian Hospital