Responding to the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon: Recovery Framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum, Akkar
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is pleased to share with you the report:
“Responding to the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon: Recovery Framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum, Akkar”, March 2014.
SDC facilitated a process to shed light on the impact of the Syria crisis at the national level but also on the local level. The formulation of a recovery framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum is a process that can be replicated for other affected regions of Lebanon.
The findings and recommendations are based on consultations (between October 2013 and January 2014) with national and local government, donors, international and local organisations and experts. As such the report reflects diverse opinions. Thank you once again to all those who participated.
Feedback on the suggested framework would be enriching and would contribute to the collective knowledge of stakeholders currently responding to the crisis.
It would be equally important to track what has been implemented and to highlight remaining gaps.
The Arabic version as well as hard copies of the report will be distributed as of mid-September.
Director of Cooperation
OBJECTIVES OF THE REPORT
With no clear and sustainable political solution to the Syria crisis in sight, it becomes vital to have medium- and longer-term strategies to tackle the consequences of a protracted crisis on displaced Syrians as well as on affected Lebanese host communities. This report presents the findings from consultations facilitated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation to better understand the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis and propose a way forward in addressing this crisis, focusing on Wadi Khaled and Akroum in Akkar, north Lebanon.
Consultations with key national, international and local stakeholders aimed to first highlight how the international community and donors can best respond to locally identified priorities in the medium- and long-term as well as to identify mechanisms and modalities for interventions. Second, to recommend how government-led propositions for financing modalities can be translated into practice targeting a specific region. The final outcome is a recovery framework, using Wadi Khaled and Akroum as an example.