Lebanon faces its worst socioeconomic crisis in decades. It hosts the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide.

The Government estimates 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 13,715 refugees of other nationalities. 90% of Syrian refugees are living in extreme poverty. The highest concentration of refugees is found in the Bekaa region.

UNHCR Lebanon supports both Lebanese communities and refugees. UNHCR coordinates the protection response for all refugees in Lebanon with the Government, UN agencies, and local and international partners, including registration; protection/border monitoring and advocacy; legal aid; civil documentation; psychosocial support; child protection; prevention and response to gender-based violence; and resettlement to third countries.

Through the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan, UNHCR and partners respond to the ongoing impact of the Syria crisis on Lebanon, including ensuring protection and providing immediate assistance to people with specific needs, service provision through national systems, and reinforcing Lebanon’s economic, social and environmental stability.

For information about our work in Lebanon:

  • Visit our country website - Lebanon (English)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Lebanon, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Lebanon

Street Address:
Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock St.Jnah, UNHCR S&K building, BEIRUT, Lebanon

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11-7332, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon

961 1 849 201

961 1 849 211

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 2

Working Hours:
Monday: 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00
Friday: 08:00 - 16:00

Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year
18 April 2022, Easter (Catholic
25 April 2022, Easter (Orthodox)
02 May 2022, Labor Day
03 May 2022, Eid Al-Fitr
11 July 2022, Eid El-Adha
10 October 2022, Prophet's birthday
22 November 2022, Independence Day
26 December 2022, Christmas