Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:47

5 September 2013: The seven-year long blockade imposed by Israel has caused food insecurity in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Food insecurity remains primarily an issue of affordable access to food. Since the imposition of the blockade, food prices have increased 35 per cent, while unemployment has soared to 30 per cent or higher.

More than one million people are food...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:46

18 January 2013: Some 1.64 million people have been affected by the blockade of Gaza since 2007. Living conditions for people living in Gaza have deteriorated severely, and access to essential services, such as health care and education, has significantly declined. Gaza has a food-insecurity rate of 44 per cent, which creates another challenge for the population. 

In November 2012...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:45

1 October 2013: The Syria crisis has caused a major humanitarian emergency as millions of Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries. Some 731,000 Syrian refugees have sought shelter in Lebanon in 2013. They join more than 45,000 Palestinians and another 20,000 Lebanese returnees who had lived in Syria before the crisis began more than two years ago.

The large influx of refugees and...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:44

10 September 2013: As the political situation deteriorates in Syria, many Palestine refugees have sought shelter in Lebanon. They join a large population of refugees still displaced after the Nahr el-Bared Camp in northern Lebanon was closed in 2007. This latest influx constitutes an urgent, humanitarian crisis.

In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:43

24 January 2013: In 2012, the Syria crisis caused more than 200,000 Syrian people to take refuge in Lebanon. The majority of the refugees fled to the northern border regions and the Bekaa Valley. These regions are among the poorest in Lebanon.

Since the Lebanese Government has not established refugee camps, the majority of the Syrian refugees live with Lebanese host communities. The...