Humanitarian Impact


UN Women works across the humanitarian, development, peace and security (HDPS) nexus to support national efforts to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals in Lebanon. We work with national actors, humanitarian and development partners, civil society, and academia to build an enabling policy and social environment for women's empowerment and address the root causes of gender inequality. This includes gender-responsive service delivery interventions for Lebanese, refugee and migrant communities.

Humanitarian Impact:

Since 2016, UN Women has worked with national and international stakeholders to address gender inequalities and strengthen women’s empowerment in across Lebanon’s humanitarian response. UN Women Lebanon’s Humanitarian response efforts have three key objectives that work to both deliver services on the ground, while positively impacting the broader scope of humanitarian assistance delivered in Lebanon: 

  1. Increase Gender Accountability in the Coordination and the Implementation of the Humanitarian Response 
  2. Strengthen Comprehensive Protection and Livelihood support to Crisis Affected Women and Girls
  3. Advance Women's Voices and Leadership in Humanitarian and Crisis Response and Recovery 

Over the past five years, UN Women has:

  • Reached over 15,000 of women and girls with humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, including Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian refugee communities;
  • Strengthened the institutional capacity of twenty Social Development Center to better support women and girls’ specific needs;
  • Trained over 500 humanitarian workers on issues of Protection, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA);
  • Provided humanitarian stakeholders with gender data and analysis through over 25 publications, flash reports, and studies, to inform planning and interventions. 

During the economic crisis, women in UN Women’s LEAP programme:

  • Reduced the number of negative coping mechanisms they were using, on average from nine to four; 
  • One out of every ten programme participants obtained part-time or full-time jobs within three months.

Read our Impact brief here.