Publications
Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2013

In line with the WFP and UNHCR global memorandum of understanding, the agencies will conduct a Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) to assess the food security and nutritional situation of refugees residing inside and outside camps in Lebanon. This is done by reviewing the quality and appropriateness of on-going food assistance operations within the country; assessing the impact of refugee influx on the food security of host communities, especially those in poverty pockets; assessing the potential for targeted food assistance and identify potential target groups for these interventions; and assembling data to enable UNHCR and the WFP Lebanon country offices to develop a Joint Plan of Action (JPA).

This secondary data desk review was undertaken to support the JAM processes planned for Lebanon in March 2013. The major geographical focus areas are:
  • Bekaa Valley
  • North Lebanon (Akkar and Tripoli)
  • South Lebanon and Beirut Suburbs
Refugees and IDPs
5 October 2012
HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
SYRIA – The situation across the country continues to be tense resulting in operational constraints for WFP such as delays in dispatches and curtailed monitoring activities.
Director of WFP Field Security Division, Stephen Gluning, visited Syria during the reporting period to conduct an assessment of the situation in the country.
Dispatches for the September cycle are underway with rations for 100,500 beneficiaries dispatched as of 15 September.
JORDAN – During the reporting period, WFP distributed a total of 340,000 hot meals (an average of 52,000 meals per day) through its implementing partners TUA, Thaghar Al Madina, and Radi Shedifat in Al Za’atari camp and King Abdullah Park. In addition, WFP provided an average of 4,213 welcome meals to new arrivals in Al Za’atari Camp.
LEBANON – In the North, the last distribution for August cycle has been completed; overall WFP reached 22,575 beneficiaries, including 10,660 individuals with food-vouchers in Akkar and 11,915 individuals with food-kits in Tripoli. This means that the August distribution cycle for the whole country is now complete.
In Bekaa Valley, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has distributed 7,479 vouchers in north Bekaa for the first round of September voucher distribution. In remote areas, DRC delivered 77 food parcels to families door to door.
IRAQ – During the reporting period, WFP and Islamic Relief Iraq, working in partnership with Barzani Foundation, have distributed 68.71mt of food to 5,261 Syrians in Domiz camp.
TURKEY - The voucher programme is planned to start in Kilis camp and then in Hatay province in October; this first voucher cycle will cover a caseload of 20,000 people. The proposed assistance is expected to expand gradually as cooking facilities and access to shops become available in other camps.
Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2009

The recent JAM took place with the participation of WFP, UNHCR, SARC and SPC in June 2009. It consisted of a series of preparatory meetings that covered the lessons learnt in past operations, including specific logistics issues.

Refugees and IDPs, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2007

In February 2007 WFP undertook a Rapid Food Assessment to prepare a 9 months project to start from April 2007, the objective of which was to meet the basic food needs of up to 30 000 beneficiaries to address the household food insecurity.