The cessation of hostilities that was so welcomed on 14 August, continues to hold, if somewhat precariously. Lebanon has rebounded with surprising speed from the emergency response phase and now, despite the massive infrastructural damage the country sustained and the effects of the continuing trade blockade imposed by Israel, the Lebanese people are showing their determination to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and the infrastructure that supports it.
The Flash Appeal for Lebanon seeks a total of 150 million dollars to meet the needs of some 800,000 people over the next three months. Funding for the appeal will enable aid groups to carry out programs to feed, shelter, and protect civilians caught in a cruel conflict. The appeal contains programs that require different levels of funding but are all equally important for ensuring a comprehensive response to emergency needs.