UN-Habitat hosts ‘Urban Crisis Response’ conference in Lebanon

Beirut, 2 November 2016—UN-Habitat hosted a conference on “Urban Crisis Response” to examine and discuss the plethora of challenges facing Lebanon’s urban population. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Affairs, and on the occasion of the World Cities Day 2016, the Conference focused on building a platform for exchange between various stakeholders engaged in urban response.

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Enhanced local coordination for effective aid provision: the case of Lebanon

Lebanon’s refugee crisis has highlighted the need for much closer coordination among the various organisations and local authorities involved in the response. A new study1 has laid the groundwork for a series of recommendations, set out in this briefing, on how national, local and international humanitarian actors can work together more effectively to enhance urban refugee responses in Lebanon and perhaps in other countries.

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Responding to the Syrian crisis in Lebanon: Collaboration between aid agencies and local governance structures

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Lebanon’s refugee crisis has highlighted the need for much closer coordination among the various organisations and local authorities involved in the response. This paper analyses existing collaboration mechanisms in relation to the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and provides a series of recommendations, on how national, local and international humanitarian actors can work together more effectively to enhance urban refugee responses in Lebanon and perhaps in other countries.

Regional Technical Offices Improving Municipal Planning & Enhancing Local Governance

The Regional Training Officers is a unit performing under the mandate of the Union of Municipalities (UoM), and comprises motivated local experts and technical persons. It aims at mobilizing public and civil local actors to collectively address local needs based on available resources. The RTO is a tool that aims to strengthen local governance, enhance service delivery, and mainstream planned interventions.

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Norwegian Prime Minister visits Syrian Refugee in Lebanon

Beirut 13 November 2015-- The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, last Saturday made a sudden and brief visit to the Nabaa neighborhood, which falls within the Municipality of Bourj Hammoud in order to take a closer look at the living conditions of Syrian refugees and how this impacts Lebanese host communities especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.

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Lebanon Updates Newsletter

Since 2007, UN-Habitat has been adopting a community based approach through establishing Regional Technical Offices (RTOs) at the level of Unions of Municipalities (UoMs).

The RTO is a unit performing under the mandate of the Union of Municipalities, and comprises motivated local experts and technical persons. The unit aims at mobilizing public and civil local actors to collectively address local needs based on available resources.

The RTO is a tool that aims to strengthen local governance, enhance service delivery, and mainstream planned interventions.

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