LEB- UN-Habitat: Addressing the impacts of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Tripoli and Tyr

Projet terminé

With over 1 million Syrian refugees against a population of around 4.2 million, Lebanon now has the highest number of refugees per capita in the world. Around 35 % of those refugees are hosted in the four largest cities: Tripoli, Beirut, Saida and Tyr which accommodate 50% of the total population in Lebanon. Priority needs are shelter, food and livelihoods. UN-Habitat in Lebanon addresses the urban challenges and needs in these cities.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Conflit & fragilité
Réhabilitation d'urgence
Assistance matérielle
Secteur non spécifié
Prévention des conflits
01.12.2015 - 31.05.2018
CHF  1’000’000

Tripoli and Tyr are respectively the second and fourth largest cities in Lebanon and have a lot in common. Since decades, both count among the most deprived in Lebanon. Poor neighbourhoods have high rates of school drop-out children and unemployed youth, and lack sufficient access to basic services and proper shelter. Tripoli is hosting 287,532 Lebanese individuals (57.32% of them are living with less than USD 4 per day), in addition to 33,285 Palestine refugees from Lebanon, 75,377 Syrian refugees and 4,376 Palestine refugees from Syria (total population of 400,570 with 75-80% considered vulnerable people). Tyr is hosting 106,731 Lebanese individuals (27.87 of them living with less than USD 4 per day) in addition to 65,475 Palestine refugees from Lebanon, 12,652 Syrian refugees and 1,970 Palestine refugees from Syria (total population of 186,828 with 55-60% considered as vulnerable people). This has put huge pressure on basic urban services, municipal infrastructure of the two cities, especially in the poor neighbourhoods, and financial resources of the municipalities.


Vulnerable urban dwellers (refugees and poor host communities) of Tripoli and Tyr cities have better living conditions.

Groupes cibles

The intervention will focus on poor neighbourhoods that include large numbers of poor Lebanese with income under USD 4 per day, as well as Palestine and Syrian refugees. The intervention involves activities of a holistic nature that will benefit equally females and males.

In total, nearly 100,000 poor Lebanese, 35,000 Syrian refugees and 50,000 Palestine refugees will be targeted by this project.

Effets à moyen terme

Outcome 1: Strengthened local capacities and enhanced urban knowledge of decision-makers and community representatives to implement pro-poor policies and plans at the city level.

Outcome 2: Improved access to basic services for poor urban dwellers through the implemented upgrading projects in vulnerable neighbourhoods of the two cities.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Output 1.1: City Profiles for Tripoli and Tyr are developed, published and disseminated

Output 1.2: Neighbourhood Profiles (2 in Tripoli and 1 in Tyr) are developed, published and disseminated

Output 1.3: Capacity building programme on urban planning issues for municipalities and local actors developed and implemented

Output 2.1: Neighbourhood upgrading plans are elaborated in selected neighbourhoods

Output 2.2: Small-scale interventions within the neighbourhood upgrading plans are implemented in the selected neighbourhoods

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • UN-Habitat - Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    1’000’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    1’023’263 Projet total depuis la première phase Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   1’000’000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.12.2015 - 31.05.2018   (Completed)