Improving Food and Livelihood Security for Vulnerable Syrian Communities

The conflict in Syria has forced many Syrian women to seek safety in neighboring Lebanon. As refugees, these women face a number of challenges including poverty, emotional and psychological trauma, and social isolation.
Many Syrian refugee women in Lebanon have become financially responsible for their families for the first time in their lives. A large percentage are unemployed and, when they do find paid work, the salaries that they receive are often substantially below that of their male counterparts.
The overall objective of the Project is to improve the food and livelihood security for vulnerable Syrian refugee communities in Lebanon. The interventions are designed to have a long-term sustainable impact that will continue well beyond the funding period, and will result in the creation of various small businesses and enterprises among these communities. The program has a psychosocial element to help people process difficult experiences, in a way that will help them to build the confidence to improve their livelihoods.

Partner: Concern Worldwide
Beneficiaries: 2000
Budget:AED1.82 Million- $500,000
Year: 2017/2018
Field: Lebanon