First National Urban Forum of Lebanon places cities at the heart of the country’s future recovery and sustainable development

April 6th, 2022

Beirut, Lebanon. 5 April 2022 - As part of UN-Habitat’s mandate to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, the first National Urban Forum of Lebanon was held at the UN…

Beirut Municipal Social Cell experience: how to mitigate social and protection issues of the vulnerable populations

March 14th, 2022

14 March 222 - Beirut Municipal Social Cell (MSC), a joint initiative of the City of Beirut and UN-Habitat Lebanon Office, offered a webinar last month to present the results of its work on…

UN-Habitat Lebanon signs grant with the World Bank to rebuild areas damaged by the Beirut Port explosion

March 14th, 2022

Beirut, Lebanon, 12 March 2022 -- UN-Habitat has signed an agreement with the World Bank to implement the project Beirut Housing Reconstruction and Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery. The USD…

UN-Habitat marks 15 years supporting Lebanon through urban crisis and development

December 31st, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon, 31 December 2021 - This year, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) marks 15 years of work in Lebanon. Established in 2006, the UN-Habitat Lebanon Country…

Fostering hope in El Jazzar Street, Sabra, Beirut by improved living conditions

November 29th, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon, November 2021 – UN-Habitat rehabilitated 22 building facades, improved street mobility and safety, and access to basic urban services for residents living in El Jazzar Street, Sabra…

UN-Habitat launches new regional project on climate change to increase the resilience of displaced persons and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon

October 22nd, 2021

Cairo, Egypt -- 20 October 2021 – UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Arab States together with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UN ESCWA) and UNICEF launched a regional…

Renewable energy proves essential to service continuation of the National HIV and TB Centre in Beirut

October 12th, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon, October 2021 – To support the only National HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) Centre in Lebanon restart its operations after it was severely damaged by the Beirut Port explosion, UN-Habitat…

Beirut Port explosion: a year on Lebanon's capital city struggles to pick up the pieces

August 4th, 2021

Beirut, 4 August 2021 - One year after the devastating Beirut Port explosion has seen Lebanon’s capital city continue to struggle to pick up the pieces. According to a recent UN-Habitat assessment of…

Joint profiling work by UN-Habitat and UNICEF informs evidence – based urban planning and coordination in Lebanon

April 15th, 2021

14 April 2021. Beirut, Lebanon - To promote evidence-based programming and coordination among state and non-state actors, UN-Habitat and UNICEF have jointly completed 28 profiles of disadvantaged…

Empowering local authorities through Regional Technical Offices in Lebanon to respond to COVID-19

March 31st, 2021

Beirut, 31 March 2021 – UN-Habitat’s Regional Technical Offices (RTOs) in Lebanon’s coastal cities of Tyre and Saida have been mobilized to provide critical capacity and technical support to the…

Beirut explosion, six months on. UN-Habitat’s response and what lies ahead

February 23rd, 2021

By Taina Christiansen, Head of the UN-Habitat Lebanon Country Programme Beirut, Lebanon, 26 February 2021 -  More than six months have passed since the Beirut Port explosion, which changed the city…

Improving the well-being of host and refugee communities in Maraach, Lebanon

February 19th, 2021

Maraach, Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon, 19 February 2021 - UN-Habitat, funded by Polish Aid, is providing support in several areas to improve living conditions in the overcrowded neighbourhood of Maraach in…

UN-Habitat supports Mayors Migration Council to provide COVID-19 services to urban refugees and migrants

February 5th, 2021

February 2021 -  The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) recently launched the Global Cities Fund for Inclusive Pandemic Response, which will provide USD 1 million to five cities for COVID-19 related…

UN-Habitat announces cash-for-rent for 800 families affected by the Beirut Blast

December 14th, 2020

Beirut, 11 December 2020 - Four months after the devastating Beirut Port explosions, many people remain displaced and are living in temporary accommodation, shared shelters or at the homes of their…

Rebuilding homes, not just houses, after the Beirut Port blast: What comes next?

October 26th, 2020

The massive explosions which devastated the Beirut Port in Lebanon’s capital city have left around 200 people dead, and a wake of devastation in its tracks with 70,000 homes damaged or destroyed –…