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Humanitarian Assistance

Project Name: Provision of assistance to the most vulnerable persons exposed to protection-related threats as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis in Lebanon
Project Description: Since the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, Lebanon has housed around 1,500,000 Syrian refugees. The protracted Syrian refugee crisis has put a strain on the local deteriorating economy in Lebanon. Furthermore, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the country has increased burden on the local healthcare services and worsened economic vulnerability faced by Syrian refugees and vulnerable locals. In addition, the Beirut port blast on August 4 of 2020 has not only caused a huge loss but also put the vulnerable households in a more dangerous status of facing deepening protection crisis. Therefore, in order to assist vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese households to decrease the negative impacts of abovementioned crises, this project will support Syrian refugees and other vulnerable families to obtain basic needs of healthcare and protection. Overall, the project includes the following:
1. 200 highly and severely vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese families have their tenure secured.
2. 200 families are provided with timely, needs-based emergency cash transfers to mitigate sudden protection-related threats.
3. 150 vulnerable households are better protected from COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the distributed IPC kits.
4. 8 health facilities have improved SOPs and ability to respond to COVID-19 pandemic.
5. 8 health facilities are able to provide health services in a safe manner thanks to the distributed PPEs.


Implementation Start Date: 2020/8/28
Implementation End Date: 2021/3/27
Source of Funding: TaiwanICDF and Polish Center for International Aid
Project Objectives: Syrian refugees and other vulnerable families are able to provide for basic needs of healthcare and protection
Executing Agency: Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
Implementation Arrangement: During the project implementation, the TaiwanICDF will arrange a Taiwanese hospital to share its measures and experiences on combating COVID-19 with health facilities in Lebanon, and to provide professional opinions on Infection and Prevention Control of the disease. PCPM will implement the proposed activities and liaise with local government units and stakeholders.
Current Progress: In late August of 2020, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to this project is in process to officially launch the project.
Project Coordinator Name: Yu-Chien Chang
Project Coordinator Phone: 02-28732323 #314
Project Coordinator E-mail: yu.c.chang@icdf.org.tw
Sector: Humanitarian Aid
Sector Item: Reconstruction Relief and Rehabilition
Cooperating Country: West and Central Asia, Lebanon
Cooperating Organization: Polish Center for International Aid (PCPM)
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2020/8/28
  • Date Updated:2020/9/9