Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: DRC’s Emergency Response (Dec. 2012)

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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: DRC’s Emergency Response (Dec. 2012)
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Published on: Mon, 12/31/2012
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DRC LEBANON BACKGROUND
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization working in Lebanon since 2004. In May 2011, DRC responded to a call from UNHCR, when the Syrian crisis started and the first Syrian refugees came into Lebanon. DRC believes that no refugee must be in want of help to find protection and durable solutions and hence the emergency response aims to provide immediate relief and protection to displaced refugees, including their vulnerable hosts, in an impartial, inclusive and neutral manner, adhering to the Code of Conduct of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
DRC’s emergency strategy focuses on three main geographical areas as shown in the map and four core sectors of intervention i.e. provision of Food and Non-food Items (NFI), Shelter, Protection and Livelihoods.
In addition to working in North Lebanon and the Bekaa, DRC started implementation of activities with its partner SHEILD in South Lebanon in the month of November. The work has focused on the areas in the four districts of Tyre, Nabatieh, Bint Jbeil and Marjayoun.