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 covers the political area of South Governorate (Tyre, Jezzine and Saida Districts) and Nabatieh Governorate (Bent Jbeil, Hasbaya, Marjaayoun and Nabatieh Districts).
As at December 2019, 103,749 Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in South Lebanon, and an additional 1,421 refugees and asylum-seekers originating from Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia and other countries.
FO Tyre works with 30 operational partners, and has project agreements with seven partners to implement protection and assistance activities for refugee families in the areas of Basic Assistance, Education, Protection, Public Health, Shelter and WASH.
UNHCR South Lebanon Field Office
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