EuropeAid, UNDP projects aim to mitigate effects of Syrian crisis in Lebanon

Syrian refugees lining up to receive food vouchers in Lebanon. EuropeAid and the U.N. Development Program have launched several tenders and grants with the intention of easing the refugee situation in Lebanon. Photo by: Rein Skullerud / WFP / CC BY-NC-ND

Due in large part to the ongoing Syrian crisis, Lebanon continues to face significant challenges across several areas, and conditions have reached a tipping point. Constant violence, terrorist attacks and a rapidly growing refugee population have all taken their toll on the Middle Eastern country.

Since the start of 2014, EuropeAid and the U.N. Development Program have launched several tenders and grants with the intention of easing the situation in Lebanon. Both agencies recognize the urgency of alleviating the refugee problem while also addressing the needs of the Lebanese population.

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    Ezekiel Carlo Orlina

    Ezekiel is a senior development analyst and team leader at Devex. His primary role is monitoring and reporting on project opportunities and trends of leading multilateral and bilateral donor agencies. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Political Science, Ezekiel has extensive global development research experience having also worked at the World Youth Alliance, Asia and the Pacific (WYAAP).

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