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Lebanon

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This Country for Migrants and Refugees

00. Weekly Notes, Non-public info from your contacts, News

01. General Nationwide Documents, Websites and Groups

02. Organisations, Services, 3W (Who does What, Where)

03. Asylum, Legal, Travel Documents, Passports, Identity Cards

04. Housing, Homeless, Shelter, Accommodation, Lodging, Camps

05. Healthcare, Medical, Hygiene

06. Employment, Work, Permits

07. Education, Schooling, University, Enrolment

08. Unaccompanied Minors, Young People, Children

09. LGBT+, Minorities

10. Food, Clothes, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Emergency

11. Others, Cash Transfer, Social Support, Care

12a. City A

12b. City B

13a. Region A

13b. Region B

14. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This Country for Migrants and Refugees

[Write here a brief Description of how is this country for refugees and migrants. Any AL volunteer can write their thoughts about what the conditions are as long as they have some kind of evidence. Put also some more links about the situation as more evidence]

00. Weekly Notes, Non-public info from your contacts, News

Any private or not publicly accessible news or notes from your contacts, FB groups, social media and so on. Please don’t name your contacts, if you want to share the details of a good contact with the rest of AL volunteers write it in our Contacts Spreadsheet (only AL vols can see this).

[Title of the Resource …]
[Brief Description of what this resources is about, write keyword in as many languages as you can so to make it more easily searchable] [Link to the resource in this folder or link to a publicly available website where the resource live]  in as many languages as you can find.

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01. General Nationwide Documents, Websites and Groups

Websites or exhaustive documents about migrants and refugees covering the all country on multiple aspects like asylum, housing, education, healthcare and others.

Rights in Exile Programme

List of pro bono legal assistance providers is a directory of organizations, lawyers, and others who are able to assist refugees free-of-charge in legal matters and help secure refugee rights. This list may also be of use to legal providers assembling and arguing cases elsewhere in the world for information on country of origin, case development, and other help.

http://www.refugeelegalaidinformation.org/lebanon-pro-bono-directory

(All Languages in Google Translate)

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Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/site/index (AR)   

LEGAL INFORMATION:

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/22/legal-information (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/22/legal-information (AR)

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02. Organisations, Services, 3W (Who does What, Where)

List below all organisations you know working in this Country that can be relevant to migrants and refugees, any clinic, for example, is relevant. Please put here AL Contacts Spreadsheet (only AL vols can see this) all organisations’ private contacts.

Who, which organisationWhat, which servicesWherePublic contacts of the organisation (email, FB page, hotline phone)Last contact



































Below are 3W lists of organisations and services relevant to migrants and refugees.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/site/index (AR)   

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03. Asylum, Legal, Travel Documents, Passports, Identity Cards

Websites or documents about legal rights and procedures about migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in this country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/1/unhcr-reception-centres (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/1/unhcr-reception-centres (AR)   

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04. Housing, Homeless, Shelter, Accommodation, Lodging, Camps

In line with government policy, no formal refugee camps were established in Lebanon in response to the influx of Syrian refugees. Consequently, some one million registered Syrian refugees live in cities, villages or spontaneously set-up tented settlements throughout the country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/1/unhcr-reception-centres (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/1/unhcr-reception-centres (AR)   

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Informal Refugee Camps

(repaired, upgraded and maintained by Habitat for Humanity):

https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/blog/2016/9/upgrading-palestinian-refugees-camps-lebanon-slum-rehabilitation/

Shatila Camp (Beirut)

Burj el Barajneh (Beirut)

Mar Elias

Ein el Helwe (Saida)

Rashidiye (Tyre)

El Bas (Tyre)

Kasmiyeh (Tyre)

Burj el Chamali (Tyre)

Baddawi (Tripoli)

Other Refugee Camps

Wavel Camp (Bekaa Valley)

Save the Children – Lebanon Branches   (numbers not verified)

Newly-arrived families at informal settlements assisted by Save the Children receive Shelter kits to build a new tent. We also provide families with conditional cash grants to upgrade substandard shelters and secure a 12-month stay, with a rental reduction negotiated with the landlord.

Beirut Country Office

Address: Beirut, Ashrafieh, Sodeco Square, Block B, First Floor

Telephone Number: +961 (1) 614680/1/2/4/5/6/9

Beirut Field Office

Address: Beirut, Ashrafieh, Sodeco Square, Block A, Second Floor

Telephone Number: +961 (1) 614680/1/2/4/5/6/9

Bekaa Field Office

Address: Zahle Houch El Omara, Stargate Street, C.E.T. College building, Third floor

Telephone Number: +961 (8) 813117

North Field Office

Address: Akkar, Kouwaykhat, Plot No 356, Khaled Al Hayek Building

Organisations Providing Shelter (with contact numbers and opening hours)

English: https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/contact/listing

Arabic: https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/contact/listing

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/5/shelter (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/5/shelter (AR)

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http://www1.wfp.org/countries/lebanon

05. Healthcare, Medical, Hygiene

Websites or documents about healthcare rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in this country.

List of Hospitals for Asylum Seekers (May 2018)

List of Hospitals in Lebanon provided by UNHCR.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B3bwcCTk4uDNMDUtSDNPT0otNTQ

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Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services. NEXtCARE hotline (nationwide): 01-504020

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/4/health (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/4/health (AR)   

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SYRIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY (SAMS)

Healthcare development

https://www.facebook.com/SyrianAmericanMedicalSociety

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Blue Mission Organization

Mobile primary healthcare services to refugees across South Lebanon, as well as to host populations.

http://bluemission.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Bluemission/

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Salam LADC

Targeted support for vulnerable cases identified in informal settlements, and off grid unfinished houses and the local community. we coordinate with other organizations to address public health issues, dissemination of information concerning what medical services people are entitled to, and funding of critical medical operations which would not otherwise be possible. We help people navigate the medical system in place

https://www.facebook.com/salam.ladc

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LOUISE is a joint initiative by UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, Save the Children and World Vision. LOUISE streamlines humanitarian cash assistance for socio-economically disadvantaged Syrian refugees and Lebanese, based on their vulnerabilities. The LOUISE platform is built to meet the needs of Syrian refugees and poor Lebanese and it is open for other agencies and non-governmental agencies to join. LOUISE can be thought of as a multi-wallet system or a gateway through which beneficiaries access tailor made assistance, making sure that the needs of the most vulnerable and food insecure are met.

The Syria Relief

Health care organization that offers general health care but also run a special program for people who need prosthetics. Operated by UK-based Syria Relief, that builds prosthetics and offers physical therapy to Syrians who’ve lost their limbs in the conflict.

https://www.syriarelief.org.uk/programmes/medical-aid/prosthetic-limb-centres/

06. Employment, Work, Permits

Websites or documents about employment, sectors and industries where migrants work the most, and about work permits in this country.

There is no national framework for refugee rights in Lebanon and the country’s actions toward incoming refugees are primarily governed by ad hoc policies. Lebanon has ratified the ICESCR as well as the 1993 Agreement for Economic and Social Cooperation with Syria. Although Lebanon is not party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, principles of human rights law are embedded in the Lebanese constitution.

The 2003 Memorandum of Understanding with UNHCR identifies Lebanon as a country of transit. This means that refugees recognized by UNHCR must be resettled in a third country within a six-month period (which can be extended once). The Lebanese government, however, considers the current Syrian crisis outside the scope of the MOU and gives minimal legal authority to the UNHCR recognition of refugee status. The government labels Syrian refugees as “displaced,” rather than as “refugees.”

Once lauded for its open-door policy, the Lebanese government began placing restrictions on Syrians both entering and residing in Lebanon in January 2015. Since 2015, many of these restrictions, including a $200 residency fee and a mandatory pledge to refrain from working, have been lifted for Syrians with UNHCR cards; however, Human Rights Watch has found that these changes are often enforced inconsistently. Some refugees receive food and cash assistance from UNHCR, World Food Programme, and local churches and mosques.

Refugees in Lebanon must obtain or renew a residence permit and work permit in order to stay in the country and work legally. This permit can be obtained in one of two ways: refugees must either receive sponsorship from a Lebanese national or they need to have a UNHCR registration certificate with at least 6 months validity remaining and a housing attestation issued by UNHCR.

Lebanon Job Posting Sites

https://www.bayt.com/en/lebanon/jobs/search/ (EN)

https://www.bayt.com/ar/lebanon/jobs/search/ (AR)

Various jobs posted currently in Lebanon

http://www.undp.org.lb/jobs/index.cfm (EN)

United Nations Development program jobs

https://www.hirelebanese.com/searchresults.aspx?resume=1&top=0&category=&company=&country=117 (EN)

Various jobs posted currently in Lebanon

https://www.daleel-madani.org/jobs (EN/AR)

Various jobs posted currently in Lebanon

https://www.naukrigulf.com/jobs-in-lebanon (EN)

Various jobs posted currently in Lebanon

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07. Education, Schooling, University, Enrolment

Websites or documents about education, schools and universities in this Country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/6/education (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/6/education (AR)

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Blue Mission Organization

Blue Mission has offered protection, non-formal education, psychosocial therapy, and mobile primary healthcare services to refugees across South Lebanon, as well as to host populations..

http://bluemission.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Bluemission/

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Salam LADC

Providing supplemental education programs to help strengthen the limited education that is provided to Syrian refugees. Enabling eligible students to enter the public school system .Ensuring an education that is full encompassing and engaging.

https://www.facebook.com/salam.ladc

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08. Unaccompanied Minors, Young People, Children

Websites or documents about minors’ rights and protection in this Country.

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09. LGBTQ+, Minorities

Websites or documents about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and any self defined identities’ rights and their protection in this country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/23/sexual-and-gender-based-violence (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/23/sexual-and-gender-based-violence (AR)

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10. Food, Clothes, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Emergency

Websites or documents about where to find food, clothes, tents and any kind of emergency stuff for destitute migrants and refugees in this country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/3/food (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/3/food (AR)

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World Care Foundation

Distribution of food and non-food items

http://www.worldcarefoundation.org/news/lebanon-aid-mission-update/
https://www.facebook.com/worldcarefoundation1/

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11. Others, Cash Transfer, Social Support, Care

Websites or documents about anything NOT covered above, and also any social support programme in this country.

Refugees  Lebanon (Services advisor UNHCR)

Website by UNHCR to provide information of all services

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/en/section/25/community-services (EN)

https://www.refugees-lebanon.org/ar/section/25/community-services (AR)

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Salam LADC

We strive towards strengthening inter-community dialogue and building bridges between the Lebanese and Syrian communities, and assisting the most vulnerable – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation. We strive towards creating cultural exchange, between all beneficiaries present and the international volunteers.

https://www.facebook.com/salam.ladc

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World Food Programme

WFP runs an e-card system as its primary form of food assistance for vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese families who cannot meet their basic food needs.

http://www1.wfp.org/countries/lebanon

https://www.facebook.com/ProgramaMundialdeAlimentos/?brand_redir=28312410177 (fB) NO FACEBOOK MESSAGES

12a. City A

Websites or documents about this city .

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12b. City B

Websites or documents about this city .

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13a. Region A

Websites or documents about this region.

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13b. Region B

Websites or documents about this region.

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14. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Websites or documents about FAQ in this country.

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