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 rapid response grant of US$1,500,001 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
UNRWA will provide food and health assistance as well as ensure that some 2,000 families will be able to keep their housing. The allocation is expected to benefit 14,397 people.